Sharon Names Some Areas to Remain in Israeli Hands

(Ha'aretz) Aluf Benn and Nathan Guttman - Prime Minister Sharon said Monday: The city of "Ma'aleh Adumim will remain part of the State of Israel forever and ever. It will be included in the envelope fence around Jerusalem in order to avoid terror attacks on it and in its environs." "Ariel, the Etzion Bloc, Giv'at Zeev will remain in Israeli hands and will continue to develop. Hebron and Kiryat Arba will be strong." "Disengagement is good for security and it gives us a free hand to fight against terror. Disengagement is good for Israel politically. Israel will become much stronger and will be freed from pressures." "The Palestinians may understand that disengagement is a mortal blow to them. Otherwise they would not be struggling against it so much all over the world."

2004-04-13 00:00:00

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