(Communicated by the Defense Minister’s Media Adviser)

Following is a statement from Defense Minister Shaul Mofaz’s Media Adviser:

“We are carefully following the developments regarding Yasser Arafat’s medical condition.

Israel has made it clear to the Palestinians that it will do whatever necessary to assist in the medical care of Arafat. To date, we have approved every Palestinian request regarding the medical care and we shall continue doing so in the future.

Humanitarian values and morality stand at the top of our concerns and the State of Israel will extend all necessary assistance in this regard.”