Yasser Arafat asks the international community to immediately interfere in the events, which are currently taking place in the Middle East. Arafat said that in his speech to the heads of the diplomatic missions, accredited in Palestine. Arafat stated, he had the information that Israel was preparing a series of murders of top officials of the Popular Front of Liberation of Palestine, including Arafat himself.
Commenting on Arafat’s speech, the Secretary-General of the Palestinian national autonomy administration, Tayeb Abdel Rahim claimed, Israel was running the policy of international terrorism, killing the Palestinians. Israel does not want this principle anymore – neither peace, nor war. There is skirmish between the military men of Palestine and Israel in the Arab settlements of Beit Jala and Beit Sahur to the south of Jerusalem - the Israeli soldiers entered that territory last night in return to the shelling of the southern Jerusalem neighborhood of Gilo. According to the information that was received from that area, there were 16 Palestinian and one Israeli soldier wounded. If the parties do not find a compromise, then the fire of war will cover the entire Middle East.
Dmitry Litvinovich PRAVDA.Ru
Reuters photo: Palestinian gunmen shoot during a gunbattle with Israeli troops in the West Bank town of Ramallah, October 18, 2001