Throughout last night, residents of the Arab settlement of Beit Jala were shelling the Gilo District of Jerusalem. The Israelis opened return fire from tank guns and large-caliber machine-guns. No victims reported. Several apartments and automobiles were damaged in Gilo. A major skirmish also took place between the Israeli troops and Palestinians in the southern quarters of Tulkarem, a Palestinian city on the West Bank. As a result, three Palestinians were killed and five injured. Israeli bulldozers destroyed the house of a leader of the branch of the Fath movement, who, according to the Israelis, was involved in several terrorist attacks. Last night, Israeli tanks also entered the Arab settlement of Beit Rima near Ramallah. According to some sources, the servicemen installed observation posts on roofs of several buildings. As a result of the standoff in the settlement, ten Palestinians received injuries.
Russian small missile ships - the Grad Sviyazhsk and the Great Ustyug - set off for a mission to the Mediterranean Sea