THE ISRAEL REPORTMay/June 1999
Dear Minister Holst,
I wish to confirm that the Palestinian institutions of East Jerusalem and the interests and well-being of the Palestinians of East Jerusalem are of great importance and will be preserved.
Therefore, all the Palestinian institutions of East Jerusalem, including the economic, social, educational, and cultural, and the holy Christian and Muslim places, are
performing an essential task for the Palestinian population.
Needless to say, we will not hamper their activity; on the contrary, he fulfillment of this important mission is to be encouraged.
Foreign Minister of Israel