UN Security Council Resolution 1435

(Communicated by the Foreign Ministry Spokesperson)
24 September 2002

The Security Council Resolution contains both positive elements and other elements that Israel has difficulty in accepting.

On the positive side, the Resolution mentions the Palestinian terrorist attacks, calling for them to end. The resolution also calls on the Palestinian Authority to put terrorists and those responsible for terrorist acts on trial, in accordance with the commitments that the Palestinian Authority has taken upon itself.

On the other hand, the Resolution calls for an immediate cessation of IDF activities in the Ramallah area and for the withdrawal of forces from Palestinian cities.

The recent events have not changed Israel’s readiness to continue with diplomatic contacts and to attain peace in accordance with the outline presented by President Bush.