Jerusalem, 5 March 2002

PM Sharon updates US Secy.-State Powell
(Communicated by the Prime Minister’s Media Adviser)

Prime Minister Ariel Sharon spoke on Tuesday, March 5, 2002, with US Secretary of State Colin Powell.

Prime Minister Sharon updated the Secretary of State on the situation in the field and the serious escalation in terror events over the past days, including the terrorist attack in Jerusalem in which babies, children and women were murdered.

Prime Minister Sharon said that Israel will continue to use all means necessary to defend the lives of its citizens. The Prime Minister said that the State of Israel will not allow the Palestinian Authority and the refugee camps to serve as terrorist sanctuaries.