IDF Giving Abu Mazen a Chance

(Jerusalem Post) Margot Dudkevitch - Speaking on Israel Radio, Maj. Gen. Amos Gilad, the coordinator of government activities in the territories, said Israel must give Abu Mazen a chance. "We are at the beginning of the process and we must give it a chance...the Palestinian Authority must make a 100% effort," he said. However, Gilad noted that statements pledging to combat terrorism are not enough and that so far the Palestinians have refrained from taking any steps to combat terror. While Israel agrees to Abu Mazen's statements claiming he needs more time to prepare, the ultimate test will lie in the actions the Palestinians take to combat terror once they announce they are ready, Gilad said.

2003-06-03 00:00:00

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