Jerusalem 18 August 1997

DM MORDECHAI SENDS CONDOLENCES TO LEBANON

(Communicated by Defense Minister’s Media Coordinator)

Defense Minister Yitzhak Mordechai, this evening (Monday), 18.8.97, expresses his deepest regrets over the attack on innocent civilians in Lebanon. Attacks of this type are totally against Israeli policy and the instructions of the Defense Minister. The Defense Minister has instructed to use the fullest influence on all factors in order to immediately cease such attacks on civilians. In addition, strict instructions have been handed down to South Lebanese Army factors to avoid shelling civilians.