JERUSALEM, OCT. 13 -- The government of Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir expressed "anger and dismay" today about a United Nations resolution condemning the behavior of its security forces during clashes with Palestinians on the Old City's Temple Mount last Monday, and hinted that it might not cooperate with a U.N. investigative mission being sent to the area.

Officials said the cabinet of Shamir's right-wing government would meet Sunday to decide how to react to the three-member mission, which has been charged with reporting back to the Security Council on how to ensure the safety of Palestinians living under Israeli rule in occupied East Jerusalem, the West Bank and Gaza Strip.

However, leaders of several small rightist parties in the coalition said Israel should refuse to cooperate with the delegation's visit, and Shamir said Israel would not allow outside interference in Jerusalem, which it has annexed and declared its "eternal capital."

"Jerusalem is the pupil in the eye of the Jewish people, and it will be a crime to allow any external intervention," Shamir told Israel radio. He added that "the U.N. wanted to exploit the regrettable affair on the Temple Mount to gore Israel," according to the radio's translation of his remarks in Hebrew.

Avi Pazner, a senior adviser to Shamir, said he could not predict what the cabinet would decide about the U.N. mission. But he said it "can't come without Israeli agreement."

Pazner said "the United Nations decision was received with anger and dismay because there is absolutely no basis for this condemnation of Israel. We acted in legitimate defense after Jews at the Western Wall were attacked by an incited mass of Arabs." He added that "this affair serves the purposes of {Iraqi leader} Saddam Hussein and plays into his hands because he's been trying to divert attention from what is happening in the {Persian} Gulf."

The resolution unanimously passed by the Security Council Friday night was supported by the United States, which managed to soften both the language of the text and the authority of the investigative mission being dispatched. However, suggestions by U.S. officials that they had averted a serious blow to Israel were disputed today by senior officials, who said they were outraged by American behavior.

Asked if an American veto of a resolution against Israel might have caused a breakup of the U.S. coalition with Arab states against Iraq, one senior official retorted:

"What breakup? Egypt is busy with the killing of the speaker of parliament. Syria is busy taking over Lebanon. Saudi Arabia is busy making money from the oil price increase. Who would have cared about a U.S. veto?"