Israeli attacks on the Palestinian towns located on the West Bank and in Gaza Strip, which were conducted in the late hours of Wednesday, is "an official declaration of war to the people of Palestine." This statement was made by Nabil Abu Rudinah, the informational advisor to Yasser Arafat. According to him, this war will "involve the whole Middle East into a new round of tension and instability." Abu Rudinah demanded that Israel seize shelling and observe previously concluded agreements. Israeli actions challenge the Arab nation and the international community, the Advisor to the Palestinian leader said. He demanded that the international community put pressure on the Israeli government to stop "aggression and war against the people of Palestine."