The influential Palestinian figure, Dr. Hanan Ashrawi was taking part in a march of unarmed Palestinian women today in Ramallah when she and the other women in the march were attacked by Israeli soldiers. Four women were hurt in the incident. Dr. Hashrawi said that the Israeli troops fired stun grenades at the women, “and what is worse, directly at us”. She said she could not understand or condone such behaviour by heavily armed troops, when all the women were doing was marching peacefully. She said Palestinian women are tired of seeing their men killed and that they were demonstrating for peace in an ordered manner.
TIMOFEI BYELO, PRAVDA.RU
Europe has recognised the need for negotiations with Russia to discuss the security system on the continent. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov is going to Macedonia for meetings with colleagues within the OSCE