Ariel Sharon on Thursday promised a broad offensive against Palestinian militants following a suicide bombing that killed five Israelis.
Sharon made the comments at the start of a meeting with Russia's visiting foreign minister, Sergey Lavrov.
"Unfortunately the Palestinian Authority has not taken any serious action to battle terrorism," Sharon said. "We will not accept under any circumstances a continuation of terrorism. Therefore our activities will be broad and nonstop until they halt terrorism," reports the AP.