Jerusalem, 21 May 2000

PM Barak Statement on Jericho Incident
(Communicated by the Defense Minister’s Media Adviser)

Prime Minister and Defense Minister Ehud Barak today (Sunday) 21.5.2000, states that he views with the greatest concern this morning’s incident in Jericho. The Prime Minister has ordered that Israelis and tourists be prevented from entering Jericho for as long as necessary, and he has demanded that the Palestinian Authority arrest those responsible.