By rejecting the appeal of the United States to withdraw its troops from re-occupied Palestinian territories, Israel ignores the opinion of the international community. Yasser Arafat, chairman of the Palestine Liberation Organisation, the head of the Palestinian National Authority, told about this reporters on Tuesday in Gaza after his meeting with Vice Premier and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Luxemburg Lydie Polfer. Yasser Arafat briefed her on the situation in Palestinian territories. He said that Israel continued its aggressive actions against the Palestinian people in Rafa, Beit, Djala, Sahor, Bethlehem, Tolkarem, Ramallah, Nablus and other districts of the Palestinian National Authority.
An intense movement of NATO aircraft was reported at Poland's Rzeszow airfield near the Ukrainian border