"Israel is in a State of War"

The cabinet officially declared: Israel is in a state of war

The Israeli Cabinet for National Security officially confirmed the state of war in Israel, and accordingly, significant military actions have been initiated. In the Cabinet, it was stated that the war "was imposed on the State of Israel through a murderous terrorist attack from the Gaza Strip"

(Photo: Amos Ben Gershom/Government Press Office)

Now it's official: The Cabinet for National Security confirmed last night (Saturday) the state of war in Israel, and accordingly, it also confirmed the commencement of significant military operations. This is in accordance with Clause 40 of the Basic Law: The Government.

According to the Cabinet's statement, "The war imposed on the State of Israel through a murderous terrorist attack from the Gaza Strip began on October 7th at 6:00 AM."

The activation of the wartime clause affects compensation payments from the government to those affected by the conflict and also impacts decisions made by the Home Front Command. While the authority to activate the clause is generally vested in the government, in exceptional cases, the Prime Minister can transfer the decision to the Cabinet, as is being done in the current situation.

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