PM Sharon held a follow-up discussion on the implementation of the Tenet cease-fire document
(Communicated by the Prime Minister’s Media Adviser)
Prime Minister Ariel Sharon held a follow-up discussion today (Thursday), June 14, 2001, on the implementation of the Tenet cease-fire document. Foreign Minister Shimon Peres, Defense Minister Binyamin Ben-Eliezer and top security establishment officials attended the discussion.
Prime Minister Sharon clarified various aspects of government policy on the issue:
1. Despite the fact that the Palestinians have announced that they accept the Tenet document, serious shooting incidents are still occurring on the ground and incitement is still taking place. This must stop forthwith.
2. The Palestinians’ cease-fire will not be tested in declarations and words but in results on the ground, i.e. a complete halt to all acts of terrorism, violence and incitement.
3. The six-week cooling off period that was agreed upon in the Mitchell report will start only when there is complete quiet.
4. Security forces and the IDF will operate according to the principle that in places where terrorist actions are still being perpetrated, there will be no easing of measures.
Prime Minister Sharon directed the security establishment officials to act in such a fashion so as to do their utmost to assure the Tenet cease-fire initiative’s chances for success.