Israelis refuse to let EU envoy meet Yasser Arafat

EU Special Envoy Miguel Moratinos to arrive at the Middle East on Monday.

Originally, the European Union top representative was to meet Israeli Foreign Minister Shimon Peres and Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat.

However, Israelis refuse to let Miguel Moratinos meet with Yasser Arafat in Ramallah. This prohibition is part of measures, aimed at the total isolation of the Palestinian leader.

Yasser Arafat's isolation in his Ramallah headquarters will last till 19 Palestinian commanders, staying with him, are given up to Israelis, who accuse them of participation in terrorist actions, Israel stresses. All the buildings of the Mukata governmental complex in Ramallah, except Arafat's headquarters, were destroyed.

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