The head of Hamas’ military wing, Ahmad Jabar, was killed in an Israeli air strike. The Israeli security service claimed Jabar was responsible for all terrorist actions launched from Gaza n the past decade. A barrage of rockets was fired from Gaza in revenge.
The Palestinians said they would formally apply for enhanced observer status at the United Nations during a meeting of the General Assembly on November 29th. A large majority is likely to say yes.
A series of bomb blasts killed two foreign workers in Bahrain. The official news agency blamed terrorists for the attacks.
Increases in fuel prices sparked demonstrations and calls for a general strike in Amman, Jordan. There was a rare show of public anger directed at the monarchy.