Statement from Minister Steinitz
(Communicated by the Minister of Intelligence’s Media Adviser)

Minister of Intelligence Dr. Yuval Steinitz has, today (Thursday, 5 June 2014), released the following statement:

“Pursuant to US Secretary of State John Kerry’s statement to the effect that the new Palestinian government is ‘committed to previous agreements’, we must ask: Is it his intention to now demand that Abu Mazen and his government publicly reiterate their commitment to ‘the principle of complete demilitarization’ which constitutes a cornerstone of the Oslo accords, and to begin dismantling and destroying the thousands of missiles stationed in the Gaza Strip?

If not, the Palestinian remarks about ‘honoring previous agreements’ border on deception and fraud.”