Jerusalem, 29 March 2002

Cabinet Communique
(Communicated by the Cabinet Secretariat)

The Cabinet has, this morning (Friday), March 29, 2002, issued the following statement:

"The Cabinet met last night in special session against the background of the severe escalation in Palestinian terror.

The Cabinet approved, in principle, a wide-ranging operational action plan against Palestinian terror.

Israel will act to defeat the infrastructure of Palestinian terror in all its parts and components; to this end, broad action will be undertaken until this goal is secured.

Arafat – who set up a coalition of terror against Israel – is an enemy; at this stage, he will be isolated.

The Cabinet approved the mobilization of reserves as per operational need."