Press Releases

    SG/SM/8216
    29 April 2002

    DISCUSSIONS CONCLUDE BETWEEN UN, ISRAEL ON
    FACT-FINDING TEAM; ISRAELI CABINET TO TAKE
    FORMAL DECISION 28 APRIL

    NEW YORK, 26 April (UN Headquarters) -- The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for Secretary-General Kofi Annan:

    The discussions between the United Nations and the Israeli delegation on the fact-finding team that will look into recent events in Jenin camp have concluded. These discussions took place in a cordial and constructive atmosphere. Clarifications on the up-coming mission were provided by the United Nations. The United Nations has been informed that the Israeli Cabinet will take a formal decision on the matter on Sunday morning, 28 April. The Foreign Minister has requested that, due to the Israeli Sabbath, the team arrive on Sunday. Given these special circumstances, the Secretary-General has agreed to this request.

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