In the Hevron district, soldiers were targeted in a firebomb attack near Dura. Arab attackers also threw firebombs at IDF soldiers near the Samaria town of Nili. In the latter incident, soldiers apprehended three people involved in the firebombing. There were no injuries in either attack.
IDF troops stationed along the northern border continued counter-terrorism efforts today following this week's Hizbullah attacks that claimed the life of Corporal Uzi Peretz and left a number of soldiers wounded. During the night, helicopter gunships fired at Hizbullah targets in southern Lebanon. The United Nations Security Council issued an expression of concern following the Hizbullah attacks. United States Ambassador Anne Patterson said the statement was not as strong as the US wanted because it made no mention of Security Council Resolution 1559, which demands that all armed militias in Lebanon disarm, a clear reference to Hizbullah.