Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon has urged Palestinian officials to show their commitment to peace by putting an end to what he called "anti-Israeli propaganda."
Mr. Sharon has previously insisted that Palestinians dismantle militant groups before peace talks begin. But Palestinian officials have rejected the demand, saying Israel should resume negotiations without preconditions.
Separately, Israel has apologized for the killing of three Egyptian policemen along the border between Egypt and the Gaza Strip. Mr. Sharon called Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak Thursday to personally apologize for the incident.
The Israeli military says a tank crew fired on the Egyptians after mistaking them for Palestinian militants, and promised a full investigation into the matter.