Barak: Palestinians Must "Crush" Terrorists

(CNN) Wolf Blitzer - In an interview, former Prime Minister Ehud Barak said, "Israel cannot expect and should not be expected to move forward before it becomes clear that the Palestinians are serious and ready to go even against violent resistance from Hamas, Islamic Jihad, and Arafat's own brigade." "We should not hug them too tight since it might damage them. We should respect them. We should be ready to make our gestures, but we should insist that they should act, act, namely put an end, to crush those groups."

2003-04-02 00:00:00

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