Jerusalem, 28 March 2001

PM Sharon: Arafat and PA responsible for acts of terrorism
(Communicated by the Prime Minister’s Media Adviser)

Prime Minister Ariel Sharon held consultations yesterday (Tuesday), 27.3.2001, in the wake of the increasing terrorist attacks. Defense Minister Binyamin Ben-Eliezer, Public Security Minister Uzi Landau and representatives of the various security forces participated in these consultations.

Prime Minister Sharon said that Israel will not capitulate to terrorism but will act against it. The Palestinian Authority and other terrorist bodies have exploited the restraint which the government has shown at the beginning of its term; despite the fact that Israel has eased restrictions on the residents of the territories in recent days, these bodies have stepped up terrorism and violence by murdering, and striking at, innocent civilians.

Prime Minister Sharon charges Yasser Arafat and the Palestinian Authority with the responsibility for the acts of terrorism.  

 PM Sharon- Arafat and PA responsible for acts of terrorism-28-Mar-2001
 PM Sharon- Arafat and PA responsible for acts of terrorism-28-Mar-2001
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