Sharon: Roadblock Removals Encourage Terrorism

(Jerusalem Post) Herb Keinon - Prime Minister Ariel Sharon said Tuesday, "I would very much like to carry out humanitarian steps at a faster pace. Our problem is that if we ease the restrictions more, and open the roadblocks, terror increases." At the same time, Sharon said, "We gave directives to take the steps that are possible, and to remain vigilant that these steps are carried out, even though they do involve a degree of risk." Speaking to reporters after meeting visiting Slovakian Prime Minister Mikulas Dzurinda - who will not be meeting Arafat - Sharon said that had the PA taken genuine steps to combat terrorism, Israel would not have had to build the security fence.

2003-11-12 00:00:00

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