The Palestinian terrorist campaign that began over half a year ago continues with increasing and decreasing levels of intensity. At the end of March-beginning of April there was a perceptible decrease in its intensity and extent. However, it is still too early to say if that is a trend or merely temporary. Mahmoud Abbas, Palestinian Authority (PA) chairman, was interviewed by Israel's Channel 2 TV station. The interview was aimed directly at the Israeli public over the heads of the Israeli political leadership.