Arafat telephones Rantissi, condemns assassination attempt
Palestinian leader, Yasser Arafat on Wednesday telephoned Hamas leader Dr. Abdul Aziz al-Rantissi, who had escaped an Israeli assassination attempt on Tuesday.
During the phone call, Arafat wished Rantissi quick recovery from the injuries he sustained during the Israeli raid, WAFA, the Palestinian news agency reported.
The agency said Arafat had strongly condemned the assassination attempt. Arafat noted that such military operations "could never lead to peace or achieve security and stability for either side." "The PNA will keep up its efforts and contacts with the international parties concerned in order to halt such Israeli crimes," Arafat was quoted as saying.