Egypt: Israel must Abandon ‘Intimidation and Terrorism’

Published November 22nd, 2000 - 02:00 GMT

Egyptian Foreign Minister Amr Mussa said Wednesday that Israel must abandon its "erroneous policy of intimidation and terrorism", the day after Egypt recalled its ambassador from Tel Aviv. 

"Israel's strategic error is that its policy is based on intimidation and terrorism. Israel thinks it can thereby make the Arabs accept whatever settlement it offers," Mussa said. 

"It won't work. Peace must be balanced and not based on the interest of Israel protected by the super-powers in order to impose subjection on the Arabs." 

Mussa, who is usually more moderate in his language, was speaking after talks between Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat. 

Egypt recalled its ambassador to Israel for consultations Tuesday in protest at heavy Israeli air attacks on Gaza City and other Palestinian targets in the Gaza Strip. 

The raids were launched in retaliation for a bomb attack on a settlers' school bus which killed two Israelis and wounded nine, five of them children -- CAIRO (AFP)  

 

 

 

 

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