After one night of quiet, Kfar Darom reverted to its "routine" last night with five anti-tank shells fired on the town. One home in the community, just north of the Gush Katif bloc, was damaged, but no one was hurt. Palestinian terrorists also fired two mortar shells at a northern Gaza town; no damage was recorded.
The IDF's Binyamin Region Commander, Col. Roni Numa, told the residents of Kokhav HaShachar last night that some of the murderers of Shalom Har-Melekh are still roaming the roads north of Ramallah. Har-Melekh was murdered last week just north of the town. Col. Numa said that the same Ramallah-based cell murdered Esther G'alyah and Gideon Lichterman in recent months. The army has killed two of the cell's members, but its leader is still active. Limor Har-Melekh, Shalom's wife who herself was wounded in the attack, said that some five Arabs stood openly on the side of the road and that one of them opened deadly fire on their car as it approached.
The security forces arrested six wanted terrorists in Judea and Samaria last night, and announced today that two murderous terrorists of Fatah's al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades were arrested several weeks ago. The two killed Avner Maimon of Netanya on June 12 when he entered the village of Yabed to purchase coal, and murdered Bulgarian worker Raskov Karisto as he was working on paving a road near Kalkilye.
Hizbullah fired anti-aircraft fire in the western sector of the Israeli-Lebanese border this afternoon. Shrapnel fell in the area of Moshav Zar'it, but no damage was reported.