Jerusalem, 26 February 2002

PM Sharon updates Secy.-State Powell on yesterday’s terror attacks
(Communicated by the Prime Minister’s Media Adviser)

Prime Minister Ariel Sharon spoke last night (Monday), February 25, 2002, with US Secretary of State Colin Powell.

Prime Minister Sharon updated the Secretary of State regarding the situation in the field including the three terror attacks that took place yesterday in which two Israelis were killed and thirteen others were wounded.

Prime Minister Sharon told Secretary of State Powell that the Tanzim organization, which is under the full control of Arafat, took responsibility for yesterday’s terror attacks. The Prime Minister said that Israel will take all steps necessary to defend its citizens.