12 October 2000

IDF Statement on Today’s Events
(Communicated by the IDF Spokesman)

IDF helicopters this afternoon (Thursday), 12.10.2000, attacked the Palestinian Police building in Ramallah in which two IDF reserve soldiers were lynched in a hideous act of violence. Other locations were also attacked.

This action is a symbolic signal to the leaders of the Palestinian Authority that the IDF will not remain silent following acts of violence and force.

This morning two IDF reserve soldiers were murdered in cold blood after getting lost on their way to their base and arrested by Palestinian policemen who led them to central Ramallah where they were killed. Their families have been notified.

The IDF once again calls upon the Palestinians to stop the violent acts and the incitement causing them.

The IDF clarifies that Palestinian Authority Chairman Yasser Arafat’s homes/HQs in Gaza were not attacked; all targets were carefully selected.

 IDF Statement on Today-s Events-12-Oct-2000
 IDF Statement on Today-s Events-12-Oct-2000
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 IDF Statement on Today-s Events-12-Oct-2000
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