SUMMARY OF EDITORIALS FROM THE HEBREW PRESS

HEADLINES FROM THE HEBREW PRESS HA’ARETZ 1. THREE MONTHS AFTER SASSON REPORT: DOZENS OF STRUCTURES ADDED TO OUTPOSTS. 2. Police do not think that situation is so serious, criminologists do. ISRAEL IN FOURTH PLACE AMONG WESTERN COUNTRIES IN MURDER RATES. MA’ARIV 1. (.). THEY DON’T WANT TO BE TEACHERS. (.). 2. PILOTS AND COMMANDOS BATTALION. To be established specially for disengagement. YEDIOT AHRONOT 1. (.). Cabinet discussion on violence – solution to crime: Inquiry committee. SHARON’S PLAN: SOLDIERS AS POLICEMEN. Cabinet establishes committee on issue of violence – third in six years. Draft law: Expel from school student who arrives with knife. Minister Shetrit: “It won’t hurt to give kid a slap.” (.). 2. For first time, Michael Haephrati talks from prison: “I WORKED FOR THE ISA AND THE POLICE.” Man behind Trojan Horse feels that he is the victim. Tells Yediot Ahronot: “I developed program for good objectives.” “Private investigators making money off me.” [HATZOFEH was unavailable today.] ______________________________ Yediot Ahronot comments on the recent upsurge in violence and refers to yesterday’s Cabinet meeting: “While Prime Minister Sharon opened the Cabinet meeting with a bombastic declaration on the need to take immediate practical steps, in practice, the ministers merely decided to establish a committee – another committee – that will, within three weeks, recommend the measures necessary to win the struggle against crime in general and against murders in particular.” The editors very much doubt that anything substantive will come from the aforementioned committee. BPI-info