Sharon will protest Gaza mortar attacks at summit

Monday, April 11, 2005 | 
Sharon will also tell President Bush that Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas is doing nothing to fulfill his roadmap commitment to dismantle terrorist groups. There was an upsurge in violence in Gaza over the weekend, when Palestinian terrorists fired 70 mortar rounds at Jewish settlements. No one was hurt but one house was damaged. The attack came in response to Israel’s killing of three Palestinian teenagers who tried to sneak across the border fence on the Israeli-Egyptian frontier. The army said two teenagers who were captured confessed that they were on a weapons smuggling operation. "The firing [of the mortars] was a flagrant violation of the understandings achieved at Sharm el-Sheikh and it will be a central issue to be raised in my talks with President Bush," Sharon said. Sharon was referring to the cease-fire agreement reached in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt two months ago.

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