DM Ben-Eliezer statement on Ramallah incident
(Communicated by the Defense Minister’s Media Adviser)

4 March 2002

Defense Minister Binyamin Ben-Eliezer today (Monday), March 4, 2002, expresses his regret over the loss of civilian Palestinian lives as a result of Israeli tank fire in the Ramallah area.

Defense Minister Ben-Eliezer emphasizes that the shooting was directed at a vehicle carrying armed Palestinians; an adjacent vehicle carrying civilians was hit by mistake.

Defense Minister Ben-Eliezer stresses that it is the principled policy of the IDF and the security forces not to hit innocent civilians; if there are such incidents – they are unintentional.

 DM Ben-Eliezer statement on Ramallah incident-4-Mar-2002
 DM Ben-Eliezer statement on Ramallah incident-4-Mar-2002
Palestinian civilian vehicle hit by shell – IDF Spokesman, Mar 4, 2002