Statement by Prime Minister Sharon
(Communicated by the Prime Minister’s Media Adviser)
Prime Minister Ariel Sharon’s Bureau has tonight (Thursday), March 21, 2002, following consultations, released the following statement:
"It is Arafat who is solely responsible for the continuation of murderous terrorist attacks. Arafat has done nothing up until now to advance the cease-fire and he is acting – whether covertly or through inability – to torpedo the mission of General (ret) Zinni. Israel will be unable – for long – to persist in a unilateral effort to implement the Tenet document. This must be clear to all who expect a change of direction on the part of the Palestinian Authority, i.e. a halt to violence and terror."