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Source: Israel
24 June 2007

Cabinet Communique

(Communicated by the Cabinet Secretariat)

At the weekly Cabinet meeting today (Sunday), 24 June 2007:

1. The Cabinet decided as follows:In light of developments on the Palestinian side, including the 14 June 2007 dissolution of the Palestinian unity government and the 17 June 2007 establishment of the Palestinian emergency government, the Government of Israel will continue to work with Palestinian Authority Chairman Abu Mazen and will resume working with the Palestinian government, with its recognition of the principles of the international Quartet.

In this context, Israel will resume the transfer of tax funds, which have been collected as per agreements between Israel and the PLO and which are being held in Israel, according to a format and a timetable to be agreed upon with the emergency government and upon verification that these funds do not reach terrorist elements.

In continuation of the Cabinet’s decisions of 19 February 2006 and 11 April 2006, the Government of Israel will continue not to hold contacts with Hamas elements; as per the aforementioned decisions, Israel will continue humanitarian assistance to the Palestinian population in the Gaza Strip, including electricity, water, food, medicines and medical services.

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