On Thursday three officers of the Palestinian national security service were wounded in Israeli shelling. Shelled were the positions of the Palestinian security service near Al-Qarar in the Gaza Strip. The Palestinian news agency Wafa reports that the Israeli troops were using antitank charges. After the shelling Israeli bulldozers, under the cover of tanks, razed the destroyed position to the ground. The Wafa news agency also reports that early on Thursday Israeli troops machine-gunned houses and offices of the Palestinian national administration east of Jericho. Under army protection bulldozers destroyed nearly 2 kilometers of land, on which citric trees and palms once grew.
Two ballistic missiles attacked the US Navy destroyer USS Mason (DDG 87) from the territory of Yemen. The destroyer came to the aid of the hijacked Central Park tanker of Zodiac Maritime