Several shooting incidents occurred between Israeli troops and Palestinians in the Gaza Strip on in the early hours of Friday. The shootings were located near the Netsarim junction and in Jewish settlements of Gadid, Neve Dkalim, and Netser Hazani. One Israeli soldier was wounded. Several fragmentation grenades were thrown into an Israeli outpost near Rafiah close to the border with Egypt. The Jewish settlement of Gush Katif came under mortar bomb shelling.
"Russia and Turkey - From Cooperation to the Union. Why not? " - new article written by a well-known entrepreneur, politician (formerly a member of the Federation Council from Krasnodar and a PACE member), public figure Farhad Akhmedov - was published this week in several leading Russian media, and it claims to be a sensation which highlights various essential issues.