HAARETZ 1. SECURITY ESTABLISHMENT: IRAN WILL ATTEMPT TO HIT ABU MAZEN IF HE CONTINUES WITH NEGOTIATIONS. Second time in as many weeks: Katyushas launched against Galilee communities; Senior officer: We are reaching the limit of our patience. 2. IDF INVESTIGATION: SHARON DISCUSSED TAKING CONTROL IN ORDER TO MAKE DECISION TO GO TO WAR IN 67. 3. SUBMARINE THAT INFILTRATED ISRAELI WATERS – FROM WESTERN COUNTRY. 4. ON APPLES AND OCCUPATION: FIRST LOCAL DRUZE NEWSPAPER IN GOLAN. For first time since 1967, Banyas, independent ethnic paper, has been printed for six months. 5. OCTOBER CPI – NO CHANGE. 6. IMMIGRATION POLICE CAUSING MISCARRIAGES, OPERATIONS AND TRAUMA.
Thus writes senior official at Ghana Embassy, after woman from Ghana claimed that she miscarried due to violent used against her. HATZOFEH 1. Harsh criticism in Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee over IDF failure to report submarine. SUBMARINE NEAR HAIFA. Israeli missile boats were able to drive submarine – which entered 18 km into Israeli territorial waters – away last Wednesday. Unclear as to which country submarine belonged to. First time in recent years submarine has infiltrated Israeli territory. 2. Following expose in Hatzofeh: STATE COMPTROLLER TO INVESTIGATE CONCERNS OF CONFLICT OF INTEREST IN BASIS APPOINTMENT TO [SELA] AUTHORITY. 3. LEBANON ADMITS: WE FIRED TWO KATYUSHA ROCKETS AT SHLOMI YESTERDAY. 4. ABU ALA TO FRENCH GOVERNMENT: RELEASE ARAFATS MEDICAL RECORDS. MAARIV 1. Second barrage of missiles from Lebanon in 2.5 weeks. TWO KATYUSHAS FIRED AT GALILEE. One of them landed close to Shlomi, the other – in the sea. Israel placing responsibility on Lebanese government. 2. FOREIGN SUBMARINE IN ISRAELI WATERS. Assessment: Friendly country spying. YEDIOT AHRONOT 1. Tensions in the north: Katyushas fired at Galilee – second time in one week. WARNING TO LEBANON. Israel: We will not tolerate attacks, we will be forced to respond. Attackers: Palestinians sent by Hezbollah. 2. UNDERWATER INFILTRATION. Foreign submarine sailed for hours near Nahariya beach and left quietly once it was discovered. Navy: Submarine was from a friendly country, gathering information or carrying out infiltration exercise. 3. SPANISH INCITEMENT. Sharon is a murderer written on official notice boards under Spanish mayor s instructions. 4. MILLION DOLLAR MEDICINE. Huge deal: Agis sold for $820 million. Owners to receive NIS 800 million in cash. ______________________________ SUMMARY OF EDITORIALS FROM THE HEBREW PRESS Hatzofeh asserts that the shots fired in Sundays incident at the Gaza mourners tent for Yasser Arafat, leave no doubt that this is the beginning of a power struggle over the future leadership of the PLO. The editors believe that allowing Arab residents of eastern Jerusalem to vote in the upcoming Palestinian Authority elections would sharply undercut Israels claims to sovereignty over all of Jerusalem. Yediot Ahronot comments on the resignation of US Secretary of State Colin Powell and suggests that he never really fit in with the general ideological bent of US President George Bushs White House. The editors venture that with Powells departure, The belief that the US must lead prudently, by agreement and by taking others into account, while aspiring to a domestic consensus and convincing arguments, is also disappearing. The paper fears that Powells resignation, heralds four years in which that same fanatic cult will control Washington and the world, to which the Secretary of State was among the last (and not really effective) restraints.BPI-info