The Palestinian extremist organisation Hamas says it will go on with its operations against Israel as long as its regime of occupation continues, according to the Lebanese radio. The extremist organisation has made a statement to the effect after Yasser Arafat, President of the Palestinian National Authority, called on his compatriots to stop all armed actions against Israel. According to a representative of Hamas, "it will not sit on its hands and wait for getting a conduct mark in the face of encroachments".
Forest fires in Siberia have been raging for three months already. They have become a disaster not only of Russian, but of global scale. The fires have already scorched 12 million hectares of land