Sharon says Arafat ''greatest obstacle to peace''
Israel's Prime Minister Ariel Sharon on Monday termed Yasser Arafat as the "greatest obstacle to peace." During his speech in the Israeli parliament, Sharon said Arafat has "sabotaged" all peace efforts and was to blame for the latest upswing of attacks on Israelis.
"This man is the greatest obstacle to peace. Therefore, Israel decided to bring about his removal from the political arena," Sharon said.
Regarding the "separation fence," Sharon vowed that Israel would accelerate its construction, and promised to complete it within a year. (Albawaba.com)
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