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Tel Aviv (Palestinian Attack)

Volume 81: debated on Monday 17 June 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether, pursuant to the Under-Secretary of State's reply to the hon. Member for Rutland and Melton on 2 May Official Report, column 223, about the attempted terrorist attack by Palestinians on Tel Aviv, he has anything to add in view of the fact that responsibility for the incident was claimed by Yasser Arafat's branch of the Palestine Liberation Organisation in a radio interview by Hani Al-Hassan on Radio Monte Carlo on 26 April; and whether he will make a statement.

We are aware of the reports referred to. We have repeatedly stressed our view that all concerned, and particularly the PLO, should renounce violence and concentrate on the search for a peaceful solution to the Palestinian problem.