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  • June 25, 1990

    Bush admin. says Israel's 6/24 pledge not to make special effort to settle Soviet Jews in O.T. is "a hopeful development," but one that stops short of what is necessary to free $400 million in U.S...

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  • June 2, 1990

    European Community issues 2d statement in 2 weeks calling for greater UN involvement in O.T. and for international conference  [JTS 6/3 in FBIS 6/4].

    Pres. Mubarak cables Pres. Bush asking...

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  • May 24, 1990

    Appearing on Israeli television, Shamir says that if UN votes to send observer force to O.T., it should know that "this decision would not be implemented, as many other UN decisions against Israel...

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  • March 22, 1990

    U.S. Senate adopts by voice vote resolution recognizing undivided Jerusalem as capital of Israel [NYT, WP 2/23; LAT 4/ 20].

    Arafat says PLO has asked USSR to adopt specific measures to slow...

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  • March 20, 1990

    Pres. Chaim Herzog asks Shimon Peres to try to form new Israeli gov't. [JTS 3/20 in FBIS 3/21; NYT, WT, WP, LAT 3/21].

    Israeli gov't. press office head Yosi Olmert says 3/19 U.S. State Dep'...

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  • March 19, 1990

    U.S. State Dep't. sends to Congress report crediting Arafat and PLO with adhering to commitment to renounce terrorism (cf. 3/20) [NYT, WT 3/21].

    IDF has increased fines for stonethrowing: 1...

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  • March 5, 1990

    U.S.-Israel settlement dispute appears to escalate as P.M. Shamir insists that new Jewish neighborhoods in E. Jerusalem would be expanded with "as many Soviet Jewish immigrants as possible" [WP 3/...

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  • February 20, 1990

    In advance of human rights report to be issued 2/21, U.S. State Dep't. says Israeli soldiers continue to violate Palestinian human rights, causing "avoidable deaths and injuries." State Dep't....

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  • January 24, 1990

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    Occupied Palestine/Israel: Shimon Peres meets for 2 hours in Cairo with Pres. Mubarak. Peres says differences that are obstructing peace efforts "can be solved in...

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  • December 1, 1989

    Social/Economic/Political

    Occupied Palestine/Israel: Shin Bet head tells reporters that during the intifada's 2 years, more than 500 "terrorist squads" have been uncovered, and over 170...

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  • October 23, 1989

    Social/Economic/Political

    Occupied Palestine/Israel: Moshe Arens cables James Baker that Israel will accept Baker's 5-point plan if U.S. agrees to "minor" changes [NYT, WP 10/25]. Israeli...

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  • October 18, 1989

    Social/Economic/Political

    Other Countries: U.S. chides Shamir for "unhelpful and disappointing" comments on 10/17 [WP, LAT 10/19]. Baker receives letter from Shamir reaffirming Israel's...

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  • July 17, 1989

    Social/Economic/Political

    Occupied Palestine/Israel: Ariel Sharon, minister of industry, states that Israel must "eliminate the heads of the terrorist organizations, first of all Arafat" [...

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  • February 15, 1989

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    Occupied Palestine/Israel: Israeli troops seal home of suspected "terrorist" in 'Ayn Bayt al-Ma' camp. 4 Israeli soldiers are demoted, sentenced to prison for 1.5 to 3...

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  • February 6, 1989

    Social/Economic/Political

    Occupied Palestine/Israel: Israel charges PLO with breaking anti-terrorism promise with attempted border infiltration on 2/5 [WP, NYT 2/7]. In Gaza general strike...

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  • January 10, 1989

    Social/Economic/Political

    Occupied Palestine: IDF chief of staff Shomron tells Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Com. that Arafat's Fateh has not planned or carried out "terrorist" act in...

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  • December 27, 1988

    Social/Economic/Political

    Arab World: PLO Exec. Committee declares that Arafat's statements in Geneva recognizing Israel's right to exist, rejecting terrorism are "in harmony with" recent...

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  • November 26, 1988

    Social/Economic/Political

    Other Countries: U.S. refuses to issue Yasir Arafat visa to enter U.S. to address UN on grounds that he abets terrorism; PLO responds that denial violates U.S....

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  • October 14, 1988

    Social/Economic/Political

    Occupied Palestine/Israel: General strike is observed marking the 35th anniversary of Israel's raid on Qibya [LAT 10/15]. A poll of 1,200 Israelis reveals that 60...

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  • October 9, 1988

    Social/Economic/Political

    Occupied Palestine/Israel: General strike is observed in the occupied territories marking the end of the 10th month of the intifadah.

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  • September 25, 1988

    Social/Economic/Political

    Occupied Palestine/Israel: FM Shimon Peres says that he will negotiate with any Palestinian that recognizes Israel's right to exist and renounces terrorism,...

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  • October 28, 1987

    Social/Economic/Political

    Occupied Palestine/Israel: Israeli High Court dismisses petition aimed at halting al-Aqsa Mosque renovations [FJ 11/1].

    Other Countries: Israeli Delegate to...

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  • October 14, 1987

    Social/Economic/Political

    Occupied Palestine/Israel: Israel announces arrest of close to 50 "suspected terrorists" in Gaza Strip [LAT 10/15]. Mother of escaped prisoner recently killed in...

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  • August 17, 1987

    Social/Economic/Political

    Occupied Palestine/Israel: A 1-day general strike in support of Jerusalem Electric Company closes most shops in E. Jerusalem [FJ 8/23]. Israeli police announce...

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  • February 10, 1987

    Social/Economic/Political

    Occupied Palestine/Israel: Hundreds of W. Bank Jews and W. Bank Palestinians gather in Sur Bahir to protest Israeli government's plan to uproot Arab olive trees on...

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  • February 8, 1987

    Social/Economic/Political

    Occupied Palestine/Israel: F. M. Peres indicates willingness to discuss exchange of 400 Palestinian prisoners for Israeli pilot but not publicly or under ultimatum...

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  • February 4, 1987

    Social/Economic/Political

    Occupied Palestine/Israel: Hebrew University suspends and fines 5 Arab and Jewish students for their roles in organizing demonstrations protesting December...

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  • November 27, 1986

    Social/Economic/Political

    Occupied Palestine/Israel: Reports about Israel's role in U.S. arms sales to Iran implicate senior Israeli officials, including P.M. Shamir, F.M. Peres, Defense...

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  • November 19, 1986

    Social/Economic/Political

    Occupied Palestine/Israel: Hanna Siniora, editor of al-Fajr, is charged with violating censorship laws related to a 1985 television interview and the 1986...

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  • November 17, 1986

    Social/Economic/Political

    Other Countries: Statements by 2 Palestinians on trial for terrorism in W. Germany indicate they were supplied with explosives by a Syrian intelligence officer [WP...

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Bush admin. says Israel's 6/24 pledge not to make special effort to settle Soviet Jews in O.T. is "a hopeful development," but one that stops short of what is necessary to free $400 million in U.S. aid for immigrant housing [LAT 6/26]; despite Sharon's statement, Israeli immigration officials say they have not been notified of any policy change [NYT 6/27]; official says Sharon's statement was most definitely not a change in Israeli policy [LAT 6/26; MEM 6/29].

P.M. Shamir has sent letter to EC leaders who will meet in Dublin on 6/27. Letter declares Israeli intent to renew peace effort, adds Arab countries continue terrorism against Israel [YA 6/25 in FBIS 6/28].

Health Minister Ehud Olmert, who was in charge of minority affairs in previous gov't., announces NIS 850 million proposal to gradually improve Israeli Arab towns and villages over a 10-year period. Plan has yet to be approved by full gov't. [JPD 6/26 in FBIS 6/26].

Egyptian analysts say suspension of U.S.-PLO dialogue harms Egypt's role and prestige as interlocutor between PLO and Washington [CSM 6/26].

European Community issues 2d statement in 2 weeks calling for greater UN involvement in O.T. and for international conference  [JTS 6/3 in FBIS 6/4].

Pres. Mubarak cables Pres. Bush asking for explanation of U.S. 5/31 veto [RMC 6/3 in FBIS 6/5].

PLO official Salah Khalaf says of U.S. demand to condemn 5/30 PLF attempted raid and expel Abul Abbas: "We reject the [demand] because it considers any military act a type of terrorism. This is not support or rejection of the Abul Abbas operation. It's a question of principle" [NYT 6/3].

Appearing on Israeli television, Shamir says that if UN votes to send observer force to O.T., it should know that "this decision would not be implemented, as many other UN decisions against Israel [have not been]" [WP 5/25]; Yitzhak Rabin believes Israel must oppose idea of UN observers, says "It is inconceivable that we, who observe international law and the Fourth Geneva Convention. . should accept the supervision of an element which. . .has participated in almost no peaceful process" [JDS 5/24 in FBIS 5/25; MET 6/5].

Bush admin., in effort to avoid confrontation with Israel, says it will discuss possibility of UN observer force in O.T., but objects to any permanent UN presence [LAT 5/25].

Members of House Foreign Affairs subcommittee on Europe and the Middle East blast State Dept's. 3/19 report saying PLO has honored its commitment to renounce terrorism, call report a "whitewash and a pack of lies"; ass't.sec. of state John Kelly defends report [WP 5/25J.

PLO Exec. Committee member Mahmud Abbas meets in Moscow with Soviet F.M. Eduard Shevardnadze to discuss past week's violence in O.T. [TASS 5/24; KUNA 5/25 in FBIS 5/25].

Head of Israeli Army's Central Command, Maj. Gen. Yitzhak Mordekhay, meets with 24 W. Bank Palestinians to explain Army curfews and actions following 5/20 killings. Palestinians are top officials in education and commerce [JDS 5/25 in FBIS 5/25].

5-member Soviet delegation arrives in Israel to investigate violence in O.T.; head of group, Mikhail Kapitsa, accuses Israel of acting like "an elephant in a china shop" [MEM 5/25; MET 6/5]; Bernard Kouchner, French minister of state for humanitarian aid, also arrives for fact-finding tour, says he is "deeply depressed" by conditions in Gaza [MEM 5/25; FJ 5/28]. 

U.S. Senate adopts by voice vote resolution recognizing undivided Jerusalem as capital of Israel [NYT, WP 2/23; LAT 4/ 20].

Arafat says PLO has asked USSR to adopt specific measures to slow immigration of Soviet Jews to Israel; USSR announces Aeroflot will no longer issue tickets to Soviet Jews planning to emigrate to Israel via Hungary [NYT 3/24].

Israeli gov't. press office issues report on "Fateh-linked terrorism," claims Arafat and Fateh support some 200 terrorist groups [IGP 3/22 in FBIS 3/23].

Arafat meets with former U.S. ass't. sec. of state Richard Murphy in Tunis [INA 3/23 in FBIS 3/23].

Pres. Bush rejects criticism that his 3/3 statement opposing E. Jerusalem settlements led to collapse of Israeli gov't.; says he was "simply reiterating astanding United States policy" [WT 3/23].

Announcing his intent to "show how Israel PAC money is like the S&L influence scandal, only worse," Arab American Institute Director James Zogby says his organization will publicly monitor pro-Israel lobby's financial contributions to members of Congress; AAI releases initial report [WT 3/23]

Pres. Chaim Herzog asks Shimon Peres to try to form new Israeli gov't. [JTS 3/20 in FBIS 3/21; NYT, WT, WP, LAT 3/21].

Israeli gov't. press office head Yosi Olmert says 3/19 U.S. State Dep't report to Congress is "not relevant to reality" and that PLO continues to engage in terrorism [IGP 3/21 in FBIS 3/21].

IDF will interrupt new recruits' basic training to send them to O.T. for short tours of duty, beginning at end of March [JPD 3/20 in FBIS 3/20].

Jimmy Carter cancels visit to Tunis as Arafat is in Namibia [RMC 3/20 in FBIS 3/21].

General strike called for by UNLU is observed in O.T. [JDS 3/20 in FBIS 3/20].

U.S. State Dep't. sends to Congress report crediting Arafat and PLO with adhering to commitment to renounce terrorism (cf. 3/20) [NYT, WT 3/21].

IDF has increased fines for stonethrowing: 1,500 to 3,000 NIS fines are imposed as jail sentences proved ineffective deterrent [YA 3/19 in FBIS 3/19].

Jimmy Carter meets with delegation of 13 prominent Palestinians in Jerusalem, including Faisal Husayni, Sari Nusaybeh, and Hanna Sinyurah [JDS 3/19 in FBIS 3/20].

U.S.-Israel settlement dispute appears to escalate as P.M. Shamir insists that new Jewish neighborhoods in E. Jerusalem would be expanded with "as many Soviet Jewish immigrants as possible" [WP 3/6].

UNLU issues leaflet no. 53, entitled "the women's call"; JDS reports leaflet does not break any new ground [JDS 3/6 in FBIS 3/6].

PLO delivers note to Washington, saying it rejects Israeli attempts to ignore issue of E. Jerusalem inany Palestinian-Israeli dialogue [NAH 3/5 in FBIS 3/7].

Pres. Bush meets with Seymour Reich, pres. of the Conference of Presidents of American Jewish Organizations; admin. officials say Bush "reiterated that U.S. policy toward Jerusalem is unchanged." Reich says Bush told him connection of E. Jerusalem to W. Bank may have been "unfortunate linkage" [WP, LAT 3/6].

In op-ed piece in New York Times, Ariel Sharon explains he resigned from Israeli gov't. because current peace efforts "reward the Palestinians for their terrorism and increase the risks of war" [NYT 3/5].

In advance of human rights report to be issued 2/21, U.S. State Dep't. says Israeli soldiers continue to violate Palestinian human rights, causing "avoidable deaths and injuries." State Dep't. also reports "significant increase in violence by Palestinians directed at other Palestinians" (cf. 2/21) [NYT 2/21].

Washington Post article cites recent statements by Israeli gov't. officials to the effect that PLO is continuing terrorism [WP 2/21].

Jordan's P.M. and D.M. Mudar Badran says financial considerations have forced Jordanian fighter pilots to train with Iraqi counterparts; this does not mean joint squadron is being formed. Badran accuses Israel of exploiting the subject [RAY 2/21 in FBIS 2/21].

Egypt's ambassador to Israel, Muhammad Basyuni, says "Egypt does not oppose Jewish immigration to Israel, but does oppose the settling of new immigrants in the territories" [MAA 2/21 in FBIS 2/22].

PLO envoy Hakam Balawi meets with U.S. ambassador to Tunisia Robert Pelletreau to discuss Soviet Jewish emigration to Israel [SVP 2/21 in FBIS 2/23].

Hundreds of Israeli Arabs demonstrate against Interior and Finance ministries, urging them to honor pledge to aid Arab local councils in Israel [FJ 2/26].

Chrmn. of the Supreme Soviet International Affairs Committee, A.S. Dzasokhov, meets in Moscow with PLO Executive Committee members Mahmud Abbas and Sulayman Najjab to discuss strengthening Soviet-Palestinian relations [IZV 2/21].

2 UNIFIL soldiers are killed, at least 6 are wounded by artillery fire directed at S. Lebanon outpost from inside Israel's "security zone"; initial Israeli army statement says bombing occurred during gunfire between SLA and Hizballah [JDS 2/20 in FBIS 2/20; NYT 2/21]; UN protests to Israeli gov't. [WP 2/21].

Social/Economic/Political

Occupied Palestine/Israel: Shimon Peres meets for 2 hours in Cairo with Pres. Mubarak. Peres says differences that are obstructing peace efforts "can be solved in a very short while"; also says that "we do not object to two deported Palestinians in the team [of possible Palestinian negotiators]" [NYT, WP, LAT 1/25].

Reacting to Peres' statements, Shamir's office says "People who are deportees have been deported because they were busy with anti-Israeli activity and terrorism" [WP 1/25]; office also states that Yitzhak Rabin was not authorized to make statements to Baker regarding the composition of the Palestinian delegation, statements revealed on 1/23 [FBIS 1/24].

Faisal Husayni says that while he was in prison on 1/21 Shin Bet officers tried to coerce an admission of illegal political activity by offering to release imprisoned Arabs if he confessed to funding the intifada and writing leaflets. Husayni says that Israeli threatened to make further arrests if he did not cooperate [NYT 1/25].

Other Countries: Hadashot reports secret U.S. diplomatic survey, conducated at the request of the State Dep't., says that Israeli ministers Arens, Rabin, Peres, and Weizman all have had meetings with Faisal Husayni during the past few months [FBIS 1/24].

Military Action

Occupied Palestine/Israel: IDF bulldozes Qalqilya home of Palestinian convicted of murder [FJ 2/5]; at least 6 other homes are destroyed by IDF [FBIS 1/26].

2 IDF soldiers in Rafah are injured by thrown rocks; army uses tear gas to disperse crowd of youths [FBIS 1/26].

Military closes 3 schools in the O.T. for rock-throwing and graffiti [FJ 2/5]. IDF troops search the Jordanian border near the Hazeva settlement after gunshots were heard [MET 2/6].

Social/Economic/Political

Occupied Palestine/Israel: Shin Bet head tells reporters that during the intifada's 2 years, more than 500 "terrorist squads" have been uncovered, and over 170 Fateh squads exposed since Arafat renounced terrorism [FBIS 12/5].

Arab World: PLO delivers to Cairo and U.S. Ambassador Pelletreau memorandum conditionally accepting Baker's 5- point formula [FBIS 12/4; WP 12/7].

Arab Countries: agree to postpone until 12/3 UN vote recognizing Palestinian state [NYT 12/2].

Military Action

Occupied Palestine/lIsrael: IDF forces ambush members of Palestinian "Black Panther" group in Nablus, kill the group's leader and 3 others; 3 more are wounded. IDF imposes curfew on Nablus [FBIS 12/ 7; MET 12/12].

Social/Economic/Political

Occupied Palestine/Israel: Moshe Arens cables James Baker that Israel will accept Baker's 5-point plan if U.S. agrees to "minor" changes [NYT, WP 10/25]. Israeli officials claim having letter that shows PLO is hiring local Palestinians for assassinations and "terrorist actions" [NYT 10/ 24].

Military Action

Occupied Palestine/Israel: General strike in Nablus and Tulkarm; 1 Palestinian is shot, killed, another is wounded by IDF gunfire. 2 Israeli cars are torched in E. Jerusalem [FBIS 10/25]

Social/Economic/Political

Other Countries: U.S. chides Shamir for "unhelpful and disappointing" comments on 10/17 [WP, LAT 10/19]. Baker receives letter from Shamir reaffirming Israel's refusal to deal with the PLO, but calling on the U.S. to continue peace efforts [WP 10/21].

Military Action

Occupied Palestine/Israel: Israeli troops raid UN welfare depot in Gaza, arrest 3 staffers and confiscate UN documents. In coordinated effort, troops detain 4 Palestinian W. Bank employees of UNRWA and confiscate documents [WP 10/19; MET 10/ 31]. PFLP leader Asman Mara is sentenced to 27 years in Israeli prison for "terrorist attacks" [MET 10/31]. Army demolishes 3 Qalqilyah homes; at least 5 Palestinians are wounded in clashes [FBIS 10/25]

Social/Economic/Political

Occupied Palestine/Israel: Ariel Sharon, minister of industry, states that Israel must "eliminate the heads of the terrorist organizations, first of all Arafat" [WP 7/18]. Palestinians observe general strike throughout O.T. [FJ 7/24]. F. M. Arens states that it is impossible to hold free elections in O.T., while U.S. is holding talks with PLO [WP 7/18].

Military Action

Occupied Palestine/Israel: Soldiers demolish 2 Palestinian homes in Gaza City. At least 35 Palestinians are reported injured in O.T. [FJ 7/24]. Al-Fajr cites army sources as saying it costs Israel $500,000 per day to fight intifadah [FJ 7/17].

Arab World: SLA shells Palestinian positions near Sidon [FJ 7/24]. Israeli tanks fire on Sunni villages near Tyre, killing 1, wounding 10 [MET 7/25].

Military Action

Occupied Palestine/Israel: Israeli troops seal home of suspected "terrorist" in 'Ayn Bayt al-Ma' camp. 4 Israeli soldiers are demoted, sentenced to prison for 1.5 to 3 months for beating, kicking, burning with cigarettes a blindfolded Palestinian [FBIS 2/15].

Social/Economic/Political

Occupied Palestine/Israel: Israel charges PLO with breaking anti-terrorism promise with attempted border infiltration on 2/5 [WP, NYT 2/7]. In Gaza general strike is observed [FJ 2/13].

Arab World: PLO says attempted raid was not terrorist operation, as targets were Israeli soldiers [NYT 2/7].

Other Countries: Israeli embassy in Washington formally asks U.S. govemment to suspend relations with PLO [NYT 2/7].

Military Action

Occupied Palestine/lIsrael: At least 4 Palestinians are shot, 50 wounded during clashes throughout O.T. [FJ 2/13].

Social/Economic/Political

Occupied Palestine: IDF chief of staff Shomron tells Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Com. that Arafat's Fateh has not planned or carried out "terrorist" act in at least 2 months [NYT 1/16].

Military Action

Occupied Palestine: In Idna troops shoot, kill 27-year-old Palestinian. In Tulkarm camp 3 Palestinians are shot, wounded during clashes with Israeli soldiers. In Bani Suhaylah troops shoot, injure 3 Palestinians. At least 4 other Palestinians are shot throughout O.T. [FJ 1/16].

Social/Economic/Political

Arab World: PLO Exec. Committee declares that Arafat's statements in Geneva recognizing Israel's right to exist, rejecting terrorism are "in harmony with" recent PNC resolutions [WP 12/28].

Military Action

Occupied Palestine/Israel: In Abwayn troops shoot, kill 20-year-old Palestinian [NYT 12/28, FJ 1/2]. In Tulkarm soldiershoot, wound 3 Palestinians. In Balatah 1 Palestinian is shot by Israeli troops. In Nusayrat 8 Palestinians are shot by army. In Khan Yunis 3 Palestinians are wounded in clashes with troops. In Beach camp 2 Palestinians are shot, wounded [FJ 1/2]. Israeli troops shoot, kill 3 Palestinians trying to infiltrate Israel through Negev [LAT 12/29, NYT 12/30].

Arab World: Israeli troops in S. Lebanon shoot, kill 3 Palestinians trying to cross border into Israel [LAT 12/29].

Social/Economic/Political

Other Countries: U.S. refuses to issue Yasir Arafat visa to enter U.S. to address UN on grounds that he abets terrorism; PLO responds that denial violates U.S. obligations to UN [WP 11/27].

Military Action

Occupied Palestine/Israel: In Nusayrat camp troops shoot, kill 15-year-old Palestinian boy. At least 8 others are wounded in Gaza [FJ 12/5].

Social/Economic/Political

Occupied Palestine/Israel: General strike is observed marking the 35th anniversary of Israel's raid on Qibya [LAT 10/15]. A poll of 1,200 Israelis reveals that 60% are willing to trade some land for peace; 46% favor trading all of the occupied territories for peace; 57% oppose talks with the PLO even if the PLO recognizes Israel and pledges to end terrorism; 71% believe that the PLO does not want peace [LAT 10/ 15]. The military lifts aweek-long curfew on Nablus [LAT 10/15].

Arab World: Hani al-Hasan, senior Fateh official, states the PLO is willing to join Jordan in political confederation in order to satisfy American and Israeli demands [WP 10/16]. Al-Hasan says he is going to Mecca to ask Islamic authorities to issue a fatwa (religious edict) telling Arabs in Israel to vote for the candidate most likely to make peace with the Palestinians [WP 10/16, CSM 10/17].

Military Action

Occupied Palestine/Israel: In Kafr Malik troops kill Palestinian, wound another. In Ramallah 19-year-old Palestinian dies from wounds received 10/8. In Bidiya the army demolishes 5 houses and seals another. Throughout the occupied territories 9 other Palestinians are shot, wounded [LAT 10/15].

Social/Economic/Political

Occupied Palestine/Israel: General strike is observed in the occupied territories marking the end of the 10th month of the intifadah.

Military Action

Occupied Palestine/Israel: Israeli soldiers kill 3 Palestinian, 2 in the W. Bank, one near the Egyptian border [WP 10/10]. During demonstrations 20 Palestinians are injured [LAT 10/10]. Troops sweep through 35 villages arresting residents and seizing subversive material [LAT 10/10, Fl 10/16]. The Washington Post states that 302 Palestinians have been killed during the course of the uprising [\WP 10/10].

Arab World: According to Egypt's Middle East News Agency, PLO leaders approved a proposal to renounce terrorism and proclaim an independent Palestinian state in the occupied territories; the proposal will be debated at an upcoming meeting of the Palestine National Council in Algiers [WP 10/10].

Social/Economic/Political

Occupied Palestine/Israel: FM Shimon Peres says that he will negotiate with any Palestinian that recognizes Israel's right to exist and renounces terrorism, regardless of their "biography" [NYT 9/26]. Curfews continue in Tulkarm camp and Dannabah for 25th straight day [FJ 10/2].

Military Action

Occupied Palestine/Israel: Clashes erupt in Beach and Khan Yunis camps, Nablus, Tammun, and Bal'ah [FJ 10/2].

Arab World: In Amman a 22-year-old Palestinian dies from wounds suffered during a 25 May clash on the W. Bank [LAT 9/27].

Social/Economic/Political

Occupied Palestine/Israel: Israeli High Court dismisses petition aimed at halting al-Aqsa Mosque renovations [FJ 11/1].

Other Countries: Israeli Delegate to UN Benjamin Netanyahu attacks Syrian proposal for UN conference on terrorism [NYT 10/29].

Military Action

Occupied Palestine/Israel: IDF soldiers clash with Bethlehem University students commemorating Kafr Qasim massacre; 2 students are seriously wounded [FJ 11/1]. Israeli troops uproot estimated 2,000 olive trees in Negev, claiming trees are on state-owned land [FJ 11/1].

Social/Economic/Political

Occupied Palestine/Israel: Israel announces arrest of close to 50 "suspected terrorists" in Gaza Strip [LAT 10/15]. Mother of escaped prisoner recently killed in Gaza is released from detention [FJ 10/18]. Travel ban on Gaza residents is reinstated [FJ 10/18].

Arab World: Amal and PLO officials announce new agreement to end fighting around Sidon camps [CSM 10/15].

Other Countries: U.S. State Dept. announces PIO has been granted 6-week extension to comply with order closing the office [CSM 10/16].

Military Action

Occupied Palestine/Israel: Palestinians throw stones at IDF troops in E. Jerusalem. Israeli soldiers use tear gas to disperse demonstrating schoolgirls in Ramallah [LAT 10/15].

Social/Economic/Political

Occupied Palestine/Israel: A 1-day general strike in support of Jerusalem Electric Company closes most shops in E. Jerusalem [FJ 8/23]. Israeli police announce arrest of 4 Palestinians in connection with 4 murders, including assassination of Nablus Mayor Zafir al-Masri in 1986, and 3 attempted murders in Nablus and Jenin [FJ 8/23]. In Rahat village, 1,500 demonstrators inside mosque prevent court-ordered demolition of mosque by Israeli soldiers and police [FJ 8/23]. Jerusalem planning com. approves project to build 10,000 housing units for Palestinians innorthern Jerusalem [FJ 8/23]. Lina Tubaylah, member of Women's Work Com. in Nablus, receives 6-month town arrest order [FJ 8/23]. Israeli authorities ban 22 books from use in Palestinian schools on W. Bank [FJ 8/23]. Israeli authorities approve building of 4 new settlements in Jordan Valley, Nablus, Bethlehem, and Jerusalem [FJ 8/23]. Israeli authorities inform landowners in Hebron-area villages of Dura and Dhahriyyah of plan to expropriate 2,000 dunams of village land [FJ 8/23]. Members of Village League open fire on Bayt 'Ula residents, injuring 2 [FJ 8/23].

Arab World: Maronite leader Camille Chamoun dies in Lebanon [MEI 8/28]. Arab committee studying terrorism ends session in Damascus; meeting was attended by an official delegation of the PLO [FJ 8/23]. Khalid Yasin, member of DFLP, is released from Israeli prison after 14 years, arrives in al-Baddawi refugee camp in N. Lebanon [FJ 8/23].

Other Countries: Scotland Yard reveals arrest of Isma'il Hasan Suwan, Palestinian researcher, in connection with attempted assassinationf Naji al-'Ali and seizure of large arms and explosive cache believed to be for use by PLO guerrillas in Europe [NYT 8/19; FJ 8/23].

Military Action

Occupied Palestine/Israel: More than 50 Israeli soldiers raid al-Najah University in Nablus, confiscate books and files from administrative and student council offices [FJ 8/23]. In Gaza, 2 Israelis are injured in gunfire attack [FJ 8/23].

Social/Economic/Political

Occupied Palestine/Israel: Hundreds of W. Bank Jews and W. Bank Palestinians gather in Sur Bahir to protest Israeli government's plan to uproot Arab olive trees on government expropriated land [NYT 2/11; FJ 2/13]. Abba Eban, chair of Knesset panel investigating U.S.-Israel-Iran arms deals, acknowledges Israel first put U.S. in touch with Iranian radicals [WP 2/11]. Amal militia indicate negotiations with Israel are underway; P. M. Shamir says Israel would deal with terrorists in some cases if demands were made through official channels, not the media. Defense Minister Rabin indicates Israel may require the release of 6 Israeli servicemen missing in Lebanon [WP 2/11].

Other Countries: Christian Science Monitor reports W. Germany is likely to try Muhammad 'Ali Hamadi on explosives charges before formally deciding whether to extradite him to the U.S. [CSM 2/10]. Kenyan woman arrested in Los Angeles 15 days ago on charges of overstaying her visa is accused of subversive activities linked to PFLP [LAT 2/11].

Military Action

Occupied Palestine/Israel: Al-Najah U. students defy closure order, hold small demonstration on campus. Balatta curfew is lifted; residents gather to demonstrate but disperse peacefully when confronted by Israeli troops armed with tear gas and machine guns. Ramallah secondary school students march through city in support of those injured during 1/9 al-Najah and Balatta protests. Pres. of Hebron University receives official warning following student march outside campus. Secondary school students in Gaza City boycott classes, stone Israeli troops. Estimated 100 youths are taken into detention after late night raid by Israeli troops; military spokesman says youths are suspected of inciting demonstrations and threatening army collaborators [FJ 2/13]. 

Social/Economic/Political

Occupied Palestine/Israel: F. M. Peres indicates willingness to discuss exchange of 400 Palestinian prisoners for Israeli pilot but not publicly or under ultimatum. Kidnappers of 4 professors reiterate threat to kill their hostages if the Palestinians are not released by 2/9 [LAT, WP 2/9]. Four Israelis who met with PLO representatives in November are charged under controversial new law banning unofficial contacts with terrorist organizations [IN 2/9; FJ 2/13]. Israeli military court sentences 3 Palestinians to life imprisonment for October grenade attack on Israeli soldiers and their families in Jerusalem [IN, BG 2/9]. Estimated 150 landowners from 2 Tulkarm area villages file complaint with Israeli Military Objections Com. charging Arab dealers forged sales of their land [FJ 2/13]. Minister of Housing David Levy inaugurates new Jewish settlement in Hebron [FJ 2/13].

Arab World: Union of Palestinian Writers and Journalists opens 4-day unification conference in Algeria [FJ 2/13].

Other Countries: Report cites memos of meeting between U.S. Vice Pres. Bush and Amiram Nir, indicates U.S. knew arms deals were with Iranian radicals, Israel was "running the operation at the strategic, tactical, and logistic level" [WP 2/8]. 

Social/Economic/Political

Occupied Palestine/Israel: Hebrew University suspends and fines 5 Arab and Jewish students for their roles in organizing demonstrations protesting December shooting of 2 Palestinian students [FJ 2/6]. Minister of Religious Affairs orders resumption of excavations under Jerusalem's Western Wall. Digging was halted by former minister because it threatens Arab houses in the area [FJ 2/6].

Arab World: Jordan bars head of W. Bank Dentists' Union from traveling to conference in Jordan [FJ 2/6].

Other Countries: Washington Post reports England, France, and W. Germany oppose U.S.-planned summit on terrorism and have warned U.S. against military attack on Lebanon [WP 2/5]. U.S. officials disclaim reports of imminent atack on Lebanon while U.S. naval force remains off Lebanon and Iran [WP 2/5].

Military Action

Occupied Palestine/Israel: Three Palestinians are wounded when Israeli troops fire at their car at military checkpost near Jizzin village, in Nablus region. Israeli army claims soldiers shot after car refused to stop [FJ 2/6].

Social/Economic/Political

Occupied Palestine/Israel: Reports about Israel's role in U.S. arms sales to Iran implicate senior Israeli officials, including P.M. Shamir, F.M. Peres, Defense Minister Yitzhak Rabin, Director-General of Israeli For. Ministry David Kimche, and Israeli businessmen Al Schwimmer and Ya'akov Nimrodi, both involved in the nation's arms industry [WT 11/27]. Israeli officials state that Kimche and Amiram Nir, Peres' adviser on terrorism, are willing to cooperate in American investigation of the arms deal [LAT 11/28]. Former Armenian Bishop Shahe Ajamyan, accused of attempting to bribe the Jerusalem district commissioner, is released after 21 days in detention [FJ 12/5]. Social Improvement Association is established to protect Jerusalem's Arab residents [FJ 1/2].

Arab World: Saudi Arabian government denies 'Adnan Khashoggi organized U.S. shipment of arms to Iran [PI 11/28].

Other Countries: W. Germany expels 2 Syrian diplomats and 2 military attaches, delays replacing its ambassador to Damascus, but maintains diplomatic ties [WSJ 11/28].

Military Actions

Arab World: Israeli jets attack Palestinian bases near Sidon, killing at least 4 and wounding 3. (The Los Angeles Times reports 11 killed and 20 wounded in the raid.) Palestine National Salvation Front and Amal representatives rportedly have agreed to 9-point plan to end the fighting which has so far left 131 dead and 351 wounded [WP, LT 11/27; LAT 11/28]. PLO fighters in Lebanon reject the agreement [FJ 12/5].

Social/Economic/Political

Occupied Palestine/Israel: Hanna Siniora, editor of al-Fajr, is charged with violating censorship laws related to a 1985 television interview and the 1986 al-Fajr diary [FJ 11/21].

Other Countries: W. German government states it will not break diplomatic relations with Syria despite evidence that Syria was involved in terrorist activity in Germany [WP 11/20]. U.S. Congress begins inquiries into the arms sales to Iran [BS 11/20]. U.S. Pres. Reagan says U.S. never condoned Israeli arms shipments to Iran but later states a third country was involved in the "secret project" [WP, NYT 11/20]. The Washington Post reports Israeli arms dealer Ya'acov Nimrodi arranged the U.S.-Iran arms sale [WP 11/19]. Turkey allows Syrian intelligence agent implicated in assassination of a Jordanian diplomat in Ankara to leave the country quietly [IN 11/22].

Military Action

Arab World: Rival PLO factions unite to defend the Burj al-Barajinah refugee camp against Shi'i forces. Eight are killed, 38 wounded in the fighting near Beirut. The Lebanese pound hits a record low against foreign currencies [WT, NYT 11/20].

Social/Economic/Political

Other Countries: Statements by 2 Palestinians on trial for terrorism in W. Germany indicate they were supplied with explosives by a Syrian intelligence officer [WP 11/19]. U. S. Pres. Reagan states he has no plans to sell more military equipment to Iran [WP 11/18].

Military Action

Arab World: Israeli helicopters fire on Palestinian camp 'Ayn al-Hilwah, the second attack near S;don in 2 days. Police report 4 Palestinians wounded. In the same area, at least 6 people are killed and 43 wounded in fighting between Palestinians and Amal [PI 11/18; FJ 11/21].