Jerusalem, 30 July 1997

CABINET COMMUNIQUE

(Communicated by the Cabinet Secretariat)

The Cabinet, sitting as the Ministerial Committee on National Security, has today (Wednesday), 30.7.97, decided on the following steps in the wake of today’s terrorist attack in Jerusalem:

1) The Committee directed the IDF and the security services to carry out a series of security measures against the Palestinian terrorist organizations.

2) The Ministerial Committee on National Security views the Palestinian Authority as responsible for the acts of terrorism and murder against innocent civilians in Jerusalem since it did not take the steps which it was committed to taking, including war on the terrorist organizations and their infrastructure.

3) The Ministerial Committee demands that the Palestinian Authority honor all of its commitments to fight the terrorist organizations and their infrastructure, and prevent all violence and incitement to violence.

4) The Ministerial Committee determines that in order for it to be possible to advance the peace process, the Palestinian Authority must honor all of its commitments, including first and foremost to fight the terrorist organizations and their infrastructure.