Barak Threatens of 'Serious Military Measures' against the Palestinians
Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Bark, who was speaking live on Israeli TV, threatened at a press conference Wednesday evening that Israel will execute serious military measures against the Palestinians.
He added at the presser, monitored on Israeli channel one and two, that Minister Shimon Peres “Went to Gaza to tell [Palestinian President] Arafat that he must stop violence,” but “there will be no negotiations” between the two men.
Israeli radio reported that Peres was on his way to Gaza to meet with Arafat, who met Tuesday with Amnon Shahak, Israeli transport minister.
Barak said that Israel is in a test now, “but will win in the end.”
Barak’s statement came amid Israeli heavy shelling of the Palestinian towns Ramallah, Hebron, Tulkarem, Beit Sahour, Beit Jala and Jericho.
Al Jazira TV reported that an Israeli soldier was killed during the attack on Jericho.
Earlier, two more Israeli soldiers were killed in clashes with armed Palestinians in Al Khader village near Bethlehem. Meanwhile, five Palestinians were killed through Wednesday clashes with the Israeli forces.
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