Text of Israeli Cabinet's Statement

Here is the text of the Israeli Cabinet decision released Friday morning after an all-night session to decide on a response to a string of Palestinian attacks:

"The Cabinet convened in special session tonight against the background of a serious escalation in Palestinian terrorism.

"The Cabinet approved the principles of a wide-ranging plan of action against Palestinian terrorism.

"Israel will work to defeat the Palestinian terror infrastructure in all its parts and ingredients, and to that end it will conduct a wide-ranging operation to achieve that goal.

"[Palestinian leader Yasser] Arafat, who set up a coalition of terror against Israel, is an enemy and at this stage will be isolated.

"The Cabinet approved mobilization of army reserves as a result of the operational requirements."