Jerusalem, 6 January 2002

Israel requests extradition of suspects in murder of late Minister Ze’evy
(Communicated by the Justice Ministry Spokesman)

Justice Ministry Legal Aid Head Jean Claude Niddam, acting according to a directive issued by Attorney-General Elyakim Rubinstein, today (Sunday), January 6, 2002, formally requested that the Palestinian Authority turn over to Israel the suspects in the murder of the late Minister Rechavam Ze’evy in accordance with the agreements between Israel and the PA. Arrest warrants have been issued in Israel for the suspects, Hamdi Koraan, 27 years old from Ramallah and Bassel Assmar, 25 years old from Beit Rima.