TEL AVIV (May. 17)
Defense Minister Ariel Sharon said today the Palestinian terrorists should not be misled by the great measure of self-restraint shown by Israel in the face of terrorist shelling of northern villages and towns.
He was speaking at the new Ramon airfield in the Negev, one of the two newly-built bases today declared fully operational. Three new airfields in the Negev replace four major air bases and seven smaller airfields handed over to the Egyptians in the Sinai.
Sharon warned the Palestinians that Israel regarded the cease-fire as applying to all and every terrorist attack against Israel, Israeli-controlled territories or Israeli or Jewish organizations and installations throughout the world. Israel reserved the right to react to any such attack anywhere, he said.