Egypt's Mubarak: Israel exploiting Iraq war to step up aggression against Palestinians
The Jerusalem Post

5 April 2003

Egypt's President, Hosni Mubarak, has accused Israel of exploiting the war in Iraq in order to step up its aggression against the Palestinian people.

According to the Egyptian news agency, Mubarak spoke with PA Chairman, Yasser Arafat, and condemned "the violent and aggressive actions of the Israeli army in the Palestinian cities under cover of the war in Iraq."

Mubarak also discussed the situation in Iraq and the Palestinian territories with Jordan's King Abdullah.