Cabinet Communique - March 13, 1994
At its weekly meeting of Sunday, March 13, 1994, the Cabinet made the
A. The Prime Minister and Minister of Defense, the Chief of the General
Staff of the Israel Defense Forces, the Inspector-General of the Israel
Police and the Coordinator of Operations for Judea, Samaria and Gaza,
reviewed current events in the framework of the Ministerial Defense and
National Security Committee.
B. In accordance the proposal of the Prime Minister and Defense Minister
and in conformity with the opinion presented by the Attorney-General,
defense and police officials, the Government decided as follows:
"In accordance with its authority under Clause 8 of the Order for the
Prevention of Terrorism, (1948), and supplementing the announcement
published in the Official Gazette (No. 3305, Page 1436), the Government
declares that the groups designated hereunder are terrorist
(a) The Kach Movement, whose central activists are today Baruch
Marzel, No'am Federman and Tiran Pollak;
(b) The Kahane Chai Movement, whose central activists today are
Binyamin Kahane, David Axelrod and Yekutiel Ben-Yaakov.
This announcement applies to the terrorist organizations detailed above
as well as to any group of people acting to achieve aims of that nature,
which the above-mentioned groups have been working to achieve, through
means similar to those which the above-mentioned groups have used, even
if they bear different names or designations, whether permanently or
from time to time. In addition, this announcement will apply to factions
or groups attached to the above-mentioned organizations."
C. The Government of Israel made the following decisions:
1. The Government of Israel reaffirms that at present, as in the
past, it is solely responsible, by means of the Israel Defense Forces
and the Israel Police, for the security of all inhabitants, both Jewish
and Arab, of the territories of Judea, Samaria and Gaza. The Government
of Israel intends to continue taking all measures necessary to ensure
security, within the boundaries of the law. It reaffirms its commitment
to promote maximum security to all residents, and to act with its full
authority to prevent a repetition of any acts of murder. Also, it will
continue to act to prevent harm to Jews and Arabs.
2. The IDF and the security forces have been directed to act
accordingly, using all legal and security means.
3. The Prime Minister and Minister of Defense will report to the
Ministerial Committee for National Security about the measures taken and
about additional measures if they are necessary.
4. With the completion of the negotiations on the Gaza-Jericho
Agreement, a Palestinian police force will be established which will
take responsibility for the security of the Arab residents of those
areas. During the transition period, the necessary measures will be
taken to ensure that a security vacuum is not created.
5. The Government calls upon all residents to show vigilance and
act responsibly, in order to help establish peace and security
throughout the country.