Israeli troops have found a workshop producing handicraft bombs in the Palestinian town of Nablus. According to the Israeli data, there were more than 300 such bombs at the workshop's storehouse.
According to the Palestinian data, two civilians were wounded in Nablus as a result of fire opened by Israeli troops on Sunday.
Last night the Israeli made arrests in the large Arab settlement Abu Dis neighbouring on Jerusalem in the east. They detained 4 Arabs on charges of involvement in terrorist activities.
Two Palestinians were arrested in the Gaza Strip.
Meanwhile the Palestinian national administration flatly denies the removal of Taufic Tirawy from his post as head of the General Palestinian intelligence. The news appeared in the Israeli mass media on Sunday, yet the Palestinians call it misinformation. Tirawy is one of the people close to head of the Palestinian national administration Yasser Arafat. He is wanted by Israeli security services on charges of terrorist activities.
Several years ago, a prominent Indonesian businessman who now resides in Canada, insisted on meeting me in a back room of one of Jakarta's posh restaurants. An avid reader of mine, he 'had something urgent to tell me', after finding out that our paths were going to be crossing in this destroyed and hopelessly polluted Indonesian capital.
Presidential candidate Ksenia Sobchak, who was accredited for the press conference by Vladimir Putin from Dozhd (Rain) television channel, asked Putin about competition at the coming election
On December 14, President Putin holds his annual Q&A session with Russian and foreign journalists. This conference is considered to be the beginning of his presidential campaign