Silvan Shalom: 'The real obstacles to peace are extremists'

Vice Premier Silvan Shalom, who is acting prime minister while Netanyahu is abroad, released a statement saying that he was in close contact with Defense Minister Ehud Barak and with Netanyahu's military attache and was constantly receiving updates.
"Unfortunately it has once again been proven that while we are working to find ways to advance peace and coexistence, there are those who will continue trying to commit acts of terror and murdering innocents," Shalom said. "Now it is clearer than ever that the real obstacles to peace are the terror and the extremists who would do anything to enflame the entire region. The PA must fulfill its obligations in the territories."