Palestinian Minister for Jerusalem affairs, Faisal Husseini, held a news conference on Monday (23/6) in Gaza during which he expressed fears of renewed unrest in the area. In Jerusalem, Israeli Government spokesman, Moshe Foggel, responded to Husseini's remarks about the Israeli soldiers issue.
GAZA Exterior Information ministry building; SOT (in English) Palestinian Minister for Jerusalem affairs, Faisal Husseini: "I believe there will be an explosion here, and that will affect other places in the Arab and Islamic world. I'm not talking about a war, but about a new situation wich can cause instability in all the area."; cutaway; more SOT: "This decision of the Israeli soldiers involved in killing Palestinians is part of the apartheid policy; discrimination policy that are dealing all the time. I believe this is destroying the whole idea of peace." Cutaway: SOT Faisal Husseini: "We have a long list of Israeli soldiers, officers and civilians who killed Palestinians and we will start dealing with them. What kind of peace will be in such a case? So the Israelis must either please everyone and have an amnesty, or they must punish the Israelis who've taken these acts against Palestinians."
JERUSALEM Exterior Israeli Government press office building; SOT Israeli Government spokesman Moshe Foggel: "In the September riots Palestinian police fired live ammunition at Israeli soldiers and in many cases the soldiers had to defend themselves by firing back and, of course, that led to casualties also on the Palestinian side. Israeli soldiers were killed and wounded in such clashes and each case was investigated and wherever it's felt that the Israeli soldeirs acted in self-defence of course we found it legitimate. Any cases of improper behavior were also handled. Exterior building;