Sharon Predicts Qurei Will Fall Within Six Months

(Ha'aretz) Aluf Benn - Palestinian Prime Minister Ahmed Qurei's government will collapse within six months, Prime Minister Ariel Sharon predicted Monday, adding that the American administration shares this assessment. Sharon also criticized Qurei for "doing nothing against terrorism." Sharon has said in recent days that over the next few months, he will determine whether it is possible to make progress with Qurei on the road map peace plan. If this proves impossible, Israel will embark on a series of unilateral actions, including completion of the separation fence and a military redeployment in the territories that will also entail moving some isolated settlements. A senior government source stressed that annexation was not part of Sharon's plan, "which includes only security measures, not diplomatic ones."

2003-12-16 00:00:00

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