Israel Rejects Egyptian Ceasefire Plan!


16 June 2003

Israeli deputy PM Olmert rejects ceasefire plan Egypt is attempting to mediate. Israel does not seek ceasefire but disarming and dismantling of terror groups – preferably by the Palestinians themselves

Israel-Palestinian security discussions continue on North Gaza handover against Palestinian guarantee to halt terror and missile fire.

Moshav Yesha and Kibbutz Nir Yitzhak targeted twice by Qassam missiles Sunday as Palestinians open up new missile front against southern Israel from Rafah at southern tip of Gaza Strip.

Earlier two missiles loosed against Sderot 80 km to the north from northern Gaza region. DEBKAfile’s military sources: Terrorists signal that handover of northern Gaza to Dahlan will not stop shooting

Before dawn Sunday, Israeli undercover troops killed Qassam missile operative belonging to Arafat’s al Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades in north Gazan town of Beit Hanoun.

DEBKAfile’s military sources: This is first senior al Aqsa terrorist found operating in northern Gaza and explains Arafat’s resistance to handover of local Palestinian security force to Dahlan. Qassam and terror threats will not stop before IDF operation roots out causes

John Wolf meets Sharon and Mofaz Sunday after interview with Shin Beit Director Dichter Saturday night when he arrived at head of 12-man US team to monitor road map implementation.