Jerusalem, 23 May 2001

DM Ben-Eliezer issues ceasefire instructions
(Communicated by the Defense Minister’s Media Adviser)

Following the call for a ceasefire (May 22), Defense Minister Benjamin Ben-Eliezer has instructed the IDF to hold their fire and to abide strictly to rules of engagement which only allow return fire in life-threatening situations.

The Defense Minister calls upon the Palestinian leadership to immediately halt violence and terrorism as a first step towards a return to the negotiating table, in accordance with the recommendations of the Mitchell Committee."  

 DM Ben-Eliezer issues ceasefire instructions-23-May-2001
 DM Ben-Eliezer issues ceasefire instructions-23-May-2001
Statement by Prime Minister Sharon – May 22, 2001