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Wednesday, August 20, 2003

Measured Israeli Response to Newest Arab Terror

According to Arutz Sheva, the IDF has barred the gates of Misek's mosque, the large "Arches" Mosque in Hebron, and has arrested 17 Hebron Arabs in connection with the attack, including family members of the terrorist.

PM Sharon and Defense Minister Mofaz immediately froze all further steps in the diplomatic process with the PA, especially the planned transfer of Kalkilye and Jericho to Palestinian control. All meetings have been cancelled. There is a complete closure on all Palestinian Authority areas.

Israeli police remain on high level terror alert, one level from the highest. There are more than 30 intelligence warnings of planned terrorist attacks.