GUSH SHALOM - pob 3322, Tel-Aviv 61033 -

Press release

March 4, 2002

On the Israeli prime time First Channel TV news Sharon was quoted as saying
that the number of Palestinian casualties should be increased. He was also shown
speaking to the Knesset: "We first have to give the Palestinians a very heavy blow, before we
can talk peace."

The number of killings seems to have become the measure in this ever more
brutal  confrontation between occupier and occupied. The killing of seventeen
Palestinians in one day - among them a mother and her three young  children and a doctor in an
ambulance - seems to have given our army and our government the feeling that they are
restoring their image.

When will the world see that the democratically elected Prime Minister of
Israel is not just  a hardliner but is manifestly crossing the red line of legitimacy?

For more information: Adam Keller, Gush Shalom spokesperson
ph: +972-(0)3-5565804 / +972-(0)56-709603 / +972-(0)56-709604

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