FM Peres speaks with EU High CFSP Representative Solana

(Communicated by the Foreign Minister’s Bureau)
21 September 2002

Foreign Minister Peres spoke with EU High CFSP Representative Javier Solana. Peres said that Israel will not accept a situation in which anyone can come and murder our citizens because there is no one to take responsibility among the Palestinians.

Foreign Minister Peres added that Israel gave the Palestinians Gaza, but they did not stop firing mortars. Arafat has not given Abdel Razek Yihye authority. The Palestinians must immediately appoint someone to deal with the situation, including security – namely a prime minister.