17:31
Reported

News Briefs

  אדר ב 18, 5768 , 25/03/08

Peres: We Gave Up Gush Katif and Received Rocket Fire

President Shimon Peres said Tuesday that Israel emptied 30 Gaza communities of their residents in a difficult and painful process, ”but the result we received was Gaza's transformation into a base for missile fire on Israel."

"Israel will not accept a similar situation in Judea and Samaria and there will be no compromises on this matter," he added. The problem with the Palestinians, he said, is the fact that they are divided, and that is why Israel is working to strengthen the "moderate" camp headed by Mahmoud Abbas, through economic cooperation.

Peres was speaking at a reception for Bulgarian president Georgi Parvanov.

Other archived news briefs:Mar 25 2008, 05:31 PM, 3/25/2008