PM Sharon Condemns Murder of Two Gush Etzion Youths

Jerusalem, 9 May 2001

(Communicated by the Prime Minister’s Media Adviser)

Prime Minister Ariel Sharon today (9 May) condemned, and expressed his deep outrage over the reprehensible murder of the two youths from Gush Etzion and sends his sincerest condolences to their families.

Prime Minister Sharon says that the horrifying murders constitute an additional escalation in the Palestinians’ violent terrorist activities against innocent civilian populations.

Prime Minister Sharon demands that the Palestinian Authority immediately halt terrorist activities and the venomous incitement to murder of Israeli civilians and Jews, being carried out by the PA’s official media, which are under its exclusive control.

Prime Minister Sharon cautions against the PA’s continued stockpiling of weapons forbidden by the various agreements, and which attest to the destructive intention to intensify the violence and terrorism.