Foreign Ministry Response to UNSC Presidential Statement

(Communicated by the Foreign Ministry Spokesman)
14 July 1998

Israel regrets the Presidential Statement adopted yesterday by the United Nations Security Council. Israel has already clarified that the Cabinet decision of June 21, 1998 does not contradict the agreements between Israel and the Palestinians. The decision is municipal in nature, and is intended to extend Jerusalem’s municipal jurisdiction only to areas west of the city. The Presidential Statement adopted by the Security Council ignores these facts.

Israel will continue to work for the development and prosperity of Jerusalem, for the benefit of all its inhabitants.