Jerusalem, 25 June 1999

Cabinet Communique

(Communicated by the Cabinet Secretariat)

The Security Cabinet convened last night (Thursday), 24.6.99, to receive a report on the Hizballah attacks against communities in northern Israel and on the IDF response to these events.

The Security Cabinet unanimously authorized the execution of further measures.

At the close of the meeting, the Prime Minister said: "Both Hizballah and the Lebanese government must realize that Israel will respond forcefully to any attack against the residents of northern Israel. If there is no quiet in northern Israel, there will be no quiet in Lebanon."

The entire nation expresses its admiration for the residents of northern Israel, who have persevered in the face of Hizballah attacks.

The Finance Ministry was instructed to take immediate action to redress the damages inflicted by the Katyusha attacks.