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(From BBC Monitoring International Reports)
Gilad Sharon, the son of Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, has said that he threw away tapes, requested by the Supreme Court, which he made of his conversation with businessman David Appel because he "longer had any need of them". The Supreme Court ruled in March that Gilad Sharon must immediately hand over to the police all the documents in his possession related to David Appel's plan to develop a Greek island as a tourist resort, for which Appel employed Gilad as a consultant in 1999. David Appel is accused of paying bribes to the Sharon family to promote the project. Gilad Sharon had previously told the court that he made these tapes on the advice of David Spector, the owner-operator of a private security firm, who advised him how to collect hundreds of thousands of dollars that he said he was owed by contractor David Appel for his services. The following is the text of an interview with Gilad Sharon by Amnon Abramovich; recorded in Tel Aviv, date not given, broadcast by Israeli Channel 2 TV on 23 April
[Abramovich] Good evening, Gilad Sharon.