Interview with Israel's ARIEL SHARON: Never! Never! Never!

ARIEL SHARON, Israel's best-known hard-liner, criticizes his government's handling of the Palestinian uprising. He faults Washington for talking to the P.L.O. and candidly discusses his desire to be P

Q. We read, see and hear a lot about the Palestinian uprising here. If you were Defense Minister . . .

A. I'm not.

Q. . . . or Prime Minister, how would you handle the Palestinian uprising?

A. I have experience in that. I faced a similar situation in Gaza as military commander there in 1971. It took me two months to decide what to do, to learn every street, every house, every citrus grove like I know the palm of my hand. I moved to Gaza and worked night and day for seven months to make it completely quiet....

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