Jerusalem, 20 September 1995


(Communicated by the Cabinet Secretariat)

At the Cabinet meeting today (Wednesday) 20.09.95:

1. The Ministerial Committee for National Security has decided to release the hijacked Iranian plane which landed in Israel, including all passengers, the crew and their belongings. The hijacker will be detained for questioning in Israel.

2. Israel condemns the hijacking of planes, and acts in accordance with international conventions regarding this matter.

3. Israel stands by its strong opposition to air piracy and is releasing the plane and passengers despite the hostility of the Iranian regime towards Israel.