Palestinian police arrested several members of the Islamic Jihad, a Palestinian fundamentalist organisation on Tuesday, Muhammed al-Hindi, one of the leaders of the organisation in the Gaza Strip, was quoted as saying. According to him, four people suspected of belonging to the Gaza branch of Islamic Jihad, have been arrested. Al-Hindi also stated that the police had also sent notices to a number of the movement's members summoning them to surrender voluntarily.
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