The security cabinet decided on Tuesday that “intense fighting” against Hizballah would continue, including “strikes against the terrorist infrastructure and its program, its operational capabilities, its combat materials with the goal of bringing the abducted soldiers back to Israel” and to remove the threat of rockets from Israel.
The cabinet’s program for dealing with the Lebanese crisis involves ideal political solutions: first, the unconditional release of captured soldiers Udi Goldwasser and Eldad Regev; to halt the firing of rockets against residents of the Israel; the full and complete application of UN Security Council Resolution 1559 which includes disarming terrorists, the sovereignty of the Lebanese Government over its territory and the deployment of the Lebanese army along the border with Israel.
In dealing with the Palestinians, the cabinet decided that there would be continued operations against Hamas and other terrorist organizations in an attempt to cease suicide attacks against Israeli targets. The army also intends to bring about the unconditional release of Cpl. Gilad Shalit and confirmed that there would be no negotiations on the release of prisoners.
Security sources reported that warnings have been issued throughout Judea and Samaria as terrorists may attempt to carry out attacks assisting Hizballah in its struggle against Israel.