DM Ben-Eliezer to Solana and Moratinos: Karine A managed and funded by Palestinian Authority in cooperation with Iran

(Communicated by the Defense Minister’s Media Adviser)

7 January 2002

Defense Minister Binyamin Ben-Eliezer met today (Monday), January 7, 2002, with European Union High Representative for Common Foreign and Security Policy Dr. Javier Solana and EU Special Envoy to the Middle East Miguel Angel Moratinos.

Defense Minister Ben-Eliezer described the sequence of events regarding the terror ship Karine A, and stated that the whole operation was managed and funded by the Palestinian Authority in cooperation with Iran and other sources.

Defense Minister Ben-Eliezer emphasized the fact that the ship was purchased by the PA after September 11th, i.e. after the PA’s many efforts to portray itself as distancing itself from terrorism.

Defense Minister Ben-Eliezer requested that Dr. Solana act to include Hizbullah and the PFLP in the EU’s list of terrorist organizations.

   
 DM Ben-Eliezer to Solana and Moratinos- Karine A managed and funded by Palestinian Authority in cooperation with Iran-7-Jan-2002
 DM Ben-Eliezer to Solana and Moratinos- Karine A managed and funded by Palestinian Authority in cooperation with Iran-7-Jan-2002
Information Regarding the Ship Karine A