The IDF lifted the curfew on Ramallah, Al Bira and Betunia for a few hours to enable the local population to obtain essential supplies. In order to do so, the IDF authorized the entry into Ramallah of vehicles carrying supplies. Today, the IDF permitted the entry of a physician and Red Cross representatives into the offices of Chairman Arafat in the Moukata compound to administer medical care. The IDF continues in its efforts to provide assistance to the Palestinian civilian population which is not involved in terrorism.