Gideon Ezra: PA will be tested in punishment it gives attackers

The Palestinian Authority will be tested in the punishment it gives the perpetrators of Friday's terror attack, Israel Radio quoted Environmental Protection Minister Gideon Ezra as saying Wednesday. Ezra said that he did not think Israel should halt talks with the Palestinian Authority in light of the attack, despite the fact that the terrorists were members of the PA. He said that he did not believe the men were following their superiors' orders. However, Ezra stated that the Palestinian leadership must rid itself of any PA members acting against its policy.