GAZA CITY Ñ Palestinian gunners continued mortar attacks on Israeli
targets in the Gaza Strip.
Palestinian sources said at least six mortars were fired toward Israeli
communities in the strip on Sunday. No injuries were reported.
In addition, officials said Israeli authorities have received 57 alerts of
Palestinian attacks. They said seven of the alerts warned of suicide strikes
or car bombs against targets in Israel. Overnight Monday, Israeli forces
captured three Palestinians wanted by Israel, Middle East Newsline reported.
On late Sunday, a Fatah insurgent tried to enter the Israeli community
of Gush Katif. An Israeli patrol stopped the insurgent, who wore a military
uniform and was armed, and killed him.
The attacks came as Israel and the Palestinian Authority discussed an
Israeli military pullout. Israel wants PA security forces to take
responsibility for the areas in the Gaza Strip planned for evacuation by
So far, the sources said, the PA has not redeployed its forces to take
over for the Israeli soldiers. They said Palestinian Security Affairs
Minister Mohammed Dahlan said the effort would take several days.