Security Cabinet on Monday, 2 June, unanimously decided:
To continue acting in accordance with its 24 April 2014
decision and to not negotiate with a Palestinian government that
relies on Hamas, a terrorist organization which calls for the destruction of
To act, including in the international arena, against the participation of
terrorist organizations in elections;
To authorize the Prime Minister to impose additional sanctions on the
To hold the Palestinian Authority responsible for all actions that harm the
security of Israel which originate in Judea, Samaria (the West Bank) and the
Gaza Strip; and
To form a team to consider ways of action given the new reality that has been
created and ahead of diplomatic and security situations that will be created in
Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said:
Abu Mazen [PA President Mahmoud Abbas] said yes to terrorism and no to peace.
This is the direct continuation of Abu Mazen's policy of refusing peace. While
Israel has carried out courageous and painful steps on behalf of the diplomatic
process and continues to be committed to peace, Abu Mazen has refused to extend
the negotiations, has rejected the American framework document, continues to
incite against Israel, has unilaterally acceded to UN treaties and has now
forged a pact with the Hamas terrorist organization.
Mazen has forged a pact with the Hamas organization, which is responsible for
the murder of over 1,000 innocent Israelis and the firing of thousands of
missiles at Israeli cities.
Mazen has forged a pact with Hamas, an organization which has been declared a
terrorist organization in the US, Europe, Egypt and throughout the world, and
which completely rejects the international community's conditions. The
international community needs to treat it accordingly.
recent days, the leaders of the Hamas terrorist organization have reiterated
their commitment to the path of terrorism and to the elimination of the State
agreement with Hamas makes Abu Mazen directly responsible for the terrorism
emanating from Gaza.
State of Israel will not conduct diplomatic negotiations with a Palestinian
government that relies on Hamas, a terrorist organization that calls for the
destruction of Israel."