(Communicated by the Cabinet Secretariat)

At the weekly Cabinet meeting today (Monday), 18.07.94:

1. Within the framework of the Ministerial Committee on National Security, the Cabinet was briefed on on-going security matters, primarily the disturbances which occurred yesterday at the Erez Checkpoint.

The Prime Minister and the other ministers expressed their appreciation to the IDF soldiers and Border Guard policemen who showed self-restraint under the most difficult conditions and thus prevented the situation from deteriorating into a grave disaster.

2. The Government approved, in principle, the draft law on implementing the agreement regarding the Gaza Strip and the Jericho area and sent it to the Ministerial Committee on Legislation and Law Enforcement for final drafting.

3. The Government approved the draft Trans-Israel Highway Law, which will be presented immediately to the Knesset.