Jerusalem, 22 April 1999

Closure Orders to Be Issued Against Illegal Palestinian Authority Orient House Offices

(Communicated by the Prime Minister’s Media Adviser)

Following a series of provocations by Palestinian Authority (PA) personnel at Orient House, including the summoning of Gaza-based representatives of Arab countries to Jerusalem on Israel’s Independence Day, the security cabinet decided today (Thursday), 22.4.99, to charge Internal Security Minister Avigdor Kahalani with the responsibility of issuing closure orders against PA offices in Orient House which are operating illegally.

Similarly, orders will be issued against persons working on behalf of the PA at Orient House in contravention of the law and the political agreements.