FM informs Rice, Annan, Solana about Hamas arrests

Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni talked to United States Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan and EU Foreign Policy Chief Javier Solana on Thursday night, to discuss recent events in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. She related Israel's position on the continuing incursion into Gaza and the widespread arrests of 64 Hamas officials on Thursday morning. Livni emphasized Israel's right to self defense, Israel Radio reported.