Mofaz, Dahlan meet; Israeli minister suggests to ''drown Palestinian prisoners in Dead Sea''
Israel's Defense Minister Shaul Mofaz and the Palestinian Minister for Security Affairs Mohammed Dahlan met in Jerusalem on Sunday afternoon to discuss the timing of transferring more cities over to Palestinian control.
In a press conference after the three-hour meeting, Mofaz told reporters that the meeting with Dahlan was held in a positive atmosphere. He said that he will meet with Dahlan later this week, and that security committees may also meet this week.
"I personally, as defense minister, want to give this [peace] process a chance, and I will make every effort to make this progress advance, but without endangering in any way the security of Israel's citizens," Mofaz told reporters.
Meanwhile, Israel's Transportation Minister Avgidor Liberman, asked to serve in a committee to decide the details of the release of the Palestinian detainees, rejected the offer.
The minister said that he would be happy to drive the prisoners to a place where they will never come back from. During the Sunday cabinet meeting, Liberman, the leader of the far right wing Russian immigrant party Yisrael Beiteinu (Israel Our Home), suggested to drown the Palestinian prisoners in the Dead Sea. (Albawaba.com)
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