Prime Minister Ariel Sharon says the Palestinians are not doing enough to prevent terrorist attacks. “The Palestinian side has so far done nothing apart from deploying forces in the Gaza Strip, without taking substantive steps to fight terror," said a statement from the Prime Minister’s Office. Sharon said it is therefore too early to begin talks on a Palestinian state, which is promised in the “roadmap” peace plan. "The Prime Minister stressed that getting into the roadmap will happen only after the Palestinians halt terrorist activity, dismantle the [terrorist] infrastructure and carry out governmental reforms," the statement said.
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