Peres Expresses Sorrow on Baby’s Death

(Communicated by the Foreign Ministry Spokesperson)
May 7, 2001

Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Shimon Peres expressed his deep sorrow on the death of the five month-old baby Iman Haju as a result of the IDF’s firing at Khan Yunis in reaction to mortar attacks.

Foreign Minister Peres said that this tragic event, which is yet another heart-rending incident, obliges all parties to make an extreme effort to bring about an end to violence and terrorism, as well as a return to the negotiating table.