Jerusalem, 29 January 2002

PM Sharon presented with Jerusalem security plan
(Communicated by the Prime Minister’s Media Adviser)

Prime Minister Ariel Sharon was presented on Tuesday, January 29, 2002 with a Jerusalem security plan, during an operational discussion held at his Jerusalem office.

The plan, which has been coordinated with the Jerusalem Municipality, was submitted by the IDF Central Command, the Israel Police, the Border Police and the National Security Council.

Prime Minister Sharon emphasized that the plan must be treated as a whole, covering the Jewish and Arab neighborhoods alike. He said that although there is no intention of altering the legal status of some neighborhoods which are located in Area B, they must be considered part of the greater Jerusalem area.

Prime Minister Sharon said that he sees the Jerusalem security plan as a vital component in providing security for the city. He directed that the required changes raised in the discussion be implemented and presented to the security Cabinet as soon as possible for budgetary approval.

Public Security Minister Uzi Landau, Minister for Jerusalem Affairs Eli Suissa, Deputy Public Security Minister Gideon Ezra, Jerusalem Mayor Ehud Olmert, National Security Council Director Maj.-Gen. Uzi Dayan, Jerusalem Police Deputy Commander Police Brig.-Gen. Ilan Franco and Finance Ministry representatives attended the meeting.