Departure from "A" areas possible to the extent that PA fulfills its commitments
(Communicated by the Prime Minister’s Media Adviser)
Jerusalem, October 26, 2001 Following security consultations last night (Thursday), 25.10.2001, it was decided that Israel is committed to peace but, at the same time, is committed – first and foremost – to the protection of its citizens. To this end, Israel reserves for itself freedom of action according to security needs.
Israel reiterates its insistence that the Palestinian Authority fulfill all of its commitments in accordance with the Cabinet decision of October 17, 2001. Israel does not intend to remain in "A" areas for long; departure from "A" areas will be made possible to the extent that the PA implements its commitments. It was similarly decided to convene the trilateral security committee today (Friday), October 26, 2001.
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