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  Shvat 30, 5767 , 18/02/07

Israel Also Demands End to Kassam Attacks, Smuggling

Israel is demanding that the new Palestinian Authority unity government put an end to Kassam rocket attacks launched from Gaza, in addition to stopping smugglers from bringing weapons and more terrorists into Gaza from Egypt.

The demands listed by Defense Minister Amir Peretz came during his meeting with U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice Sunday morning, prior to her meetings set for later in the day with Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas.

Peretz said the return of kidnapped IDF officer Gilad Shalit was at the top of the list of demands to be presented at Monday’s three-way summit in Jerusalem.
Other archived news briefs:Feb 18 2007, 12:15 PM, 2/18/2007