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  • June 22, 1989

    Military Action

    Occupied Palestine/Israel: Israeli troops shoot, kill 22-year-old Palestinian in Silwad, wound 2 others [FJ 6/26]. In Jerusalem a 64-year-old Israeli is found stabbed to...

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  • June 16, 1989

    Social/Economic/Political

    Occupied Palestine/Israel: D. M. Rabin asks for extra $250 million to fight intifadah; F. M. Peres responds that Israel must find political solution to crisis [WP...

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  • June 11, 1989

    Social/Economic/Political

    Occupied Palestine/Israel: Boutros Ohali, Egypt's minister of state for foreign affairs, visits Israel, states that PLO, Arab states view peace proposal as...

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  • June 8, 1989

    Social/Economic/Political

    Occupied Palestine/Israel: Palestinians in O.T. observe general strike [FBIS 6/9].

    Other Countries: Letter urging Secretary of State Baker to be "fully...

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  • May 11, 1989

    Social/Economic/Political

    Occupied Palestine/Israel: Israeli officials state that Sec. of State Baker has sent letter to F. M. Arens pressing for specifics concerning Israel's proposed...

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  • May 2, 1989

    Social/Economic/Political

    Occupied Palestine/Israel: Israeli authorities prevent Palestinians from O.T. from entering al-Aqsa mosque to celebrate Leilat al-Qadr (the night the Qur'an was...

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  • May 1, 1989

    Social/Economic/Political

    Occupied Palestine/Israel: Group representing 400 Israeli professors states that there is no justification for closure of W. Bank, Gazan universities [FJ 5/8]....

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  • April 20, 1989

    Social/Economic/Political

    Other Countries: In Washington King Hussein meets with Sec. of State Baker. UN secretary-general deCuellar meets with Arafat in Geneva [FBIS 4/21]. UN General...

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  • April 13, 1989

    Social/Economic/Political

    Occupied Palestine/Israel: Hungarian foreign minister Kovacs visits Israel, discusses bilateral relations [FBIS 4/18]. Jewish immigration to Israel increases 23%...

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  • March 15, 1989

    Social/Economic/Political

    Occupied Palestine/Israel: Settlers erect 3 prefabricated houses on W. Bank hilltop near Ramallah [NYT 3/16]. Israel, World Zionist Organization say they do not...

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  • February 16, 1989

    Social/Economic/Political

    Occupied Palestine/Israel: Israel cuts medical spending in O.T. by 33% in response to tax strike [MET 2/28]. MK 'Abd alWahab Darawshah announces that he met with...

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  • February 11, 1989

    Social/Economic/Political

    Arab World: Arafat tells Italian newspaper that Israel and the PLO are in contact through secret channels [NYT 2/12].

    Other Countries: U.S. sec. of state...

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  • September 16, 1988

    Social/Economic/Political

    Occupied Palestine/Israel: The military imposes curfews on Nusayrat, Beach, Jabalya, Burayj, and Rafah camps in order to prevent demonstrations on the anniversary...

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  • August 23, 1988

    Social/Economic/Political

    Other Countries: Acting Sec. of State John C. Whitehead protests Israel's use of deportations, says U.S. can no longer continue to support Israel on the issue at...

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  • August 5, 1988

    Social/Economic/Political

    Other Countries: Deputy Sec. of State John Whitehead states Hussein's move to distance Jordan from W. Bank means that Palestinians will have to be directly...

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  • June 7, 1988

    Social/Economic/Political

    Occupied Palestine/Israel: Authorities extend the closure of Bethlehem and al-Najah universities and 'Asriyyah Community College [FJ 6/12].

    Arab World: Arab...

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  • June 4, 1988

    SociaL/Economic/Political

    Occupied Palestine/Israel: The Washington Post reports Israel's political parties are hoping to raise $13 million in campaign donations from American Jews...

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  • June 3, 1988

    Social/Economic/Political

    Occupied Palestine/Israel: The L.A. Times reports that in May only 86 of 1,145 Soviet Jewish emigres with visas for Israel arrived in Israel. Most went to...

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  • April 8, 1988

    Social/Economic/Political

    Occupied Palestine/Israel: Israeli army reports 15-year-old Israeli killed 4/6 died when bullet from M-16 rifle carried by Israeli guard struck her in head....

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  • April 7, 1988

    Social/Economic/Political

    Occupied Palestine/Israel: During the night, Jewish settlers raid village of Bayta, breaking windows of cars and houses. P.M. Shamir and other political leaders...

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  • April 6, 1988

    Social/Economic/Political

    Occupied PalestinelIsrael: In village of Bayta, south of Nablus, 2 Palestinians and 1 Israeli are killed in clash between villagers and 16 youths and 2 adult...

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  • April 4, 1988

    Social/Economic/Political

    Occupied Palestine/Israel: Sec. of State Shultz holds talks with P.M. Shamir, F. M. Peres, and Defense Ministry officials [WP 4/5]. Police arrest 8 Kach movement...

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  • April 3, 1988

    Social/Economic/Political

    Occupied Palestine/Israel: Sec. of State Shultz arrives in Jerusalem [WP 4/4]. Palestinian shot in Yatta clash 3/30 dies in Ramallah hospital [WP 4/4]. Al-Sha'b...

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  • April 1, 1988

    Social/Economic/Political

    Occupied Palestine/Israel: Unified National Command of the Uprising's leaflet no. 12 calls for protests during upcoming visit of Sec. of State Shultz [LAT 4/1]....

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  • March 31, 1988

    Social/Economic/Political

    Occupied Palestine/Israel: Israeli authorities order Palestinian residents of E. Jerusalem aged 16 to 35 to obtain special permits for travel to Jordan [WP 4/1]....

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  • March 29, 1988

    Social/Economic/Political

    Occupied Palestine/Israel: In Israeli television interview, Def. Min. Rabin reveals more than 1,000 Palestinian activists have been arrested in past week, bringing...

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  • March 27, 1988

    Social/Economic/Political

    Occupied Palestine/Israel: Former nuclear technician Mordechai Vanunu is sentenced to 18 years imprisonment for selling Israeli nuclear secrets to the Sunday...

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  • March 26, 1988

    Social/Economic/Political

    Occupied Palestine/Israel: Hamzah Turkmani resigns as mayor of Gaza City [WP, NYT 3/27]. Palestinian shot by Israeli troops 3/25 in clash in Zawata village near...

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  • March 25, 1988

    Social/Economic/Political

    Occupied Palestine/Israel: Israel orders 1-week closure of al-Ittihad, official newspaper of Israeli Communist party [FJ 3/27].

    Other Countries:...

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  • March 17, 1988

    Social/Economic/Political

    Occupied Palestine/Israel: Court sentences to 2 and a half months imprisonment 2 Israeli soldiers who plead guilty to shameful conduct for their part in burying 4...

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Military Action

Occupied Palestine/Israel: Israeli troops shoot, kill 22-year-old Palestinian in Silwad, wound 2 others [FJ 6/26]. In Jerusalem a 64-year-old Israeli is found stabbed to death; police think he might have been killed by Palestinians [NYT 6/23]. In W. Bank 5 more Palestinians are shot, injured. In Gaza Strip Israeli troops shoot, wound 12 Palestinians [FJ 6/26]. American director of Save the Children Chris George is abducted in Gaza; kidnappers demand release of jailed members of Fateh, Hamas [MET 7.4]. Israel arrests 30 residents of Silwad [FBIS 6/22].

Other Countries: Secretary of State Baker says U.S. plans to sell military equipment to Saudia Arabia, other Middle East countries [LAT 6/23].

Social/Economic/Political

Occupied Palestine/Israel: D. M. Rabin asks for extra $250 million to fight intifadah; F. M. Peres responds that Israel must find political solution to crisis [WP 6/17]. Poll of Israeli Jews shows that 64% favor proposed elections in O.T.; 62% feel that uprising cannot be put down through military methods [FBIS 6/19].

Other Countries: Larry Smith, Mel Levine, 220 other members of U.S. House of Representatives send letter to Secretary of State Baker calling for full U.S. support of Israel's election plan [WP 6/11].

Military Action

Occupied Palestine/Israel: In Rafah troops shoot, kill 23-year-old Palestinian; in clashes following funeral troops shoot, kill 2 Palestinians 25 and 17 years old; at least 31 Palestinians wounded during clashes [NYT 6/17, FJ 6/19]. At Ansar 2 Israeli troops open fire on relatives demonstrating against prison conditions, wounding 60- year-old visitor [FBIS 6/19].

Arab World: Israeli warplanes attack Palestinian base in refugee camp near Tyre, 4 guerrillas, 2schoolgirls are injured [LAT 6/17].

Social/Economic/Political

Occupied Palestine/Israel: Boutros Ohali, Egypt's minister of state for foreign affairs, visits Israel, states that PLO, Arab states view peace proposal as insincere [LAT, FBIS 6/12]. Israel lifts week-long curfew in Gaza Strip [LAT 6/12]. Israel charges 8 Israeli peace activists with contacting PLO [LAT 6/12].

Other Countries: Secretary of State Baker announces that he will send high level representative to Israel to ascertain Shamir's government commitment to election plan [WP 6/12].

Military Action

Occupied Palestine/Israel: In Tel Aviv 2 Palestinians-ages 15 and 17-die from wounds received 6/10 in Jabalya [FBIS 6/12, FJ 6/19]. At least 12 Palestinians are injured in Jabalya [FJ 6/19]. After 12 days Israelifts curfew on Tulkarm [FBIS 6/14].

Social/Economic/Political

Occupied Palestine/Israel: Palestinians in O.T. observe general strike [FBIS 6/9].

Other Countries: Letter urging Secretary of State Baker to be "fully supportive" of Israel's election program is signed by 92 senators [NYT 6/9].

Military Action

Occupied Palestine/Israel: IDF patrol opens fire, kills 13-year-old Palestinian [FBIS 6/ 9]. In Nablus 55-year-old Palestinian suspected of collaboration is killed [FBIS 6/8]. Arab World: Israeli warplanes carry out mock raids over Sidon [FBIS 6/8].

Social/Economic/Political

Occupied Palestine/Israel: Israeli officials state that Sec. of State Baker has sent letter to F. M. Arens pressing for specifics concerning Israel's proposed election for O.T.-status of E. Jerusalem residents, international supervision, link between autonomy and final settlement [WP 5/12].

Military Action

Occupied Palestine/Israel: IDF kills 17- year-old Palestinian in Hebron [FBIS 5/11, NYT 5/12]. Over 100 right-wing Israeli march through Ashkelon, chant, "Death to Arabs," stoning Arab cars [NYT 5/12].

Arab World: Egypt is considering forgoing production of U.S.-designed M-IA1 tank in favor of joint Egyptian-Iraqi production of tank based on Soviet T-72 [WP 5/12].

Social/Economic/Political

Occupied Palestine/Israel: Israeli authorities prevent Palestinians from O.T. from entering al-Aqsa mosque to celebrate Leilat al-Qadr (the night the Qur'an was revealed) [FJ 5/8]. Rabin states that Jewish settlements in O.T. do not enhance security, army cannot protect settlers from stone throwers [MET 5/9].

Other Countries: Visiting Paris, Arafat calls PLO Charter "null and void" [FBIS 5/3]. Sec. of State Baker sends Shamir, Rabin letter suggesting that Palestinians outside of O.T. be allowed to participate in Israeliproposed elections [FBIS 5/12].

Military Action

Occupied Palestine/Israel: Visnews, London-based television news service, films Israeli soldiers forcing Palestinian teenager to sit in front of jeep as shield against rock throwers [LAT 5/3]. In W. Bank soldiers injure at least 6 Palestinians. At least 9 Palestinians are injured in Gaza Strip [FJ 5/8].

Arab World: 'Issam Salem, aide to Arafat, is shot, critically wounded in Sidon [LAT 5/3].

Social/Economic/Political

Occupied Palestine/Israel: Group representing 400 Israeli professors states that there is no justification for closure of W. Bank, Gazan universities [FJ 5/8].

Other Countries: Sec. of State Baker says he favors cut off of U.S. money to UN agencies that grant full membership to PLO [NYT 5/2].

Military Action

Occupied Palestine/Israel: 9-year-old Palestinian from Tulkarm camp dies from wounds received previous week; in wake of death riots break out in Tulkarm camp, 3 Palestinians are injured [FBIS 5/2, FJ 5/8]. In Tulkarm Palestinian accused of collaborating is stabbed, killed. Soldiers injure at least 13 Palestinians throughout Gaza [FJ 5/8].

Social/Economic/Political

Other Countries: In Washington King Hussein meets with Sec. of State Baker. UN secretary-general deCuellar meets with Arafat in Geneva [FBIS 4/21]. UN General Assembly votes 129 to 2 to condemn Israel's polices in O.T., to stress need for intemational conference; Israel, U.S. cast ney votes [NYT, LAT 4/21]. Bush administration states U.S. will increase military aid to Jordan from $10 million in 1989 to $48 million in 1990 [MET 5/2].

Military Action

Occupied Palestine/Israel: In Khan Yunis, troops shoot, kill 17-year-old Palestinian [FBIS 4/21, FJ 4/24]. At least 30 Palestinians are injured during clashes with troops [FBIS 4/21].

Arab World: 5 people are killed in Jordan as citizens protest govemment-sponsored price increases [WP 4/20].

Social/Economic/Political

Occupied Palestine/Israel: Hungarian foreign minister Kovacs visits Israel, discusses bilateral relations [FBIS 4/18]. Jewish immigration to Israel increases 23% in the first 3 months of 1989 compared to same period last year [FBIS 4/19].

Other Countries: According to Bush administration official, U.S. is attempting to block PLO campaign for full membership in World Health Organization (WHO), other UN bodies. 38 Senators led by Patrick Leahy, Robert Kasten send letter to Sec. of State Baker threatening to cut off U.S. aid to U.N. agencies that recognize State of Palestine [WP 1/14].

Military Action

Occupied Palestine/Israel: Israeli border police kill 5 Palestinians during pre-dawn raid on Nahalin; at least 30 Palestinians are wounded in raid. In Bethlehem troops open fire, injuring 4 Palestinians. At least 10 Palestinians are injured during clashes in Gaza [FJ 4/17].

Social/Economic/Political

Occupied Palestine/Israel: Settlers erect 3 prefabricated houses on W. Bank hilltop near Ramallah [NYT 3/16]. Israel, World Zionist Organization say they do not have money to pay for settlement; Gush Emunim declares that it will finance settlement UP 3/25].

Other Countries: Sec. of State James Baker states Israel may have to talk to the PLO [FJ 3/20].

Military Action

Occupied Palestine/Israel: Near Rafah 2 Palestinians cross border, attack IDF positions; the guerrillas are injured, there are no Israeli injuries [FBIS 3/15, WP 3/16]. At least 13 Palestinians are wounded during clashes with Israeli troops in O.T. [FBIS 3/16, FJ 3/20]. 

Social/Economic/Political

Occupied Palestine/Israel: Israel cuts medical spending in O.T. by 33% in response to tax strike [MET 2/28]. MK 'Abd alWahab Darawshah announces that he met with PLO leader Yasir Arafat in Cairo in January [FBIS 2/17].

Arab World: In Baghdad, Egypt, Jordan, North Yemen, Iraq form Arab Cooperation Council, an economic union [NYT 2/17].

Other Countries: U.S. sec of state James Baker says time is not right to push for Arab-Israeli negotiations [LAT, NYT 2/ 17]. F.M. Moshe Arens meets with British officials in London [FBIS 2/17].

Military Action

Occupied Palestine/Israel: Israeli troops shoot, kill 25-year-old Palestinian in Nablus; 8 others are wounded. In Jerusalem 4-year-old Palestinian dies from burns received 2/13 from unknown device [LAT 2/17]. At least 6 other Palestinians are shot, wounded in Gaza [FBIS 2/17].

Social/Economic/Political

Arab World: Arafat tells Italian newspaper that Israel and the PLO are in contact through secret channels [NYT 2/12].

Other Countries: U.S. sec. of state James Baker announces U.S. will not break off talks with PLO as a result of attempted PFLP border infiltration, warns PLO against such actions [NYT, WP 2/12]. 

Social/Economic/Political

Occupied Palestine/Israel: The military imposes curfews on Nusayrat, Beach, Jabalya, Burayj, and Rafah camps in order to prevent demonstrations on the anniversary of Sabra and Shatila massacre. Curfew for Khan Yunis enters 5th straight day [FJ 9/18].

Other Countries: Sec. of State Shultz states that neither the establishment of a Palestinian state nor the continued Israeli occupation of Arab territories will resolve the Arab-Israeli conflict [WP 9/17].

Military Action

Occupied Palestine/Israel: In Beach camp soldiers shoot, wound 2 Palestinians during demonstration; in Gaza City 2 Palestinians are shot, wounded; In Bayt Rima 4 Palestinians are shot, wounded [FJ 8/19].

Social/Economic/Political

Other Countries: Acting Sec. of State John C. Whitehead protests Israel's use of deportations, says U.S. can no longer continue to support Israel on the issue at the UN [WP 8/24].

Military Action

Occupied Palestine/Israel: In Gaza 2 Palestinians die after being exposed to tear gas. At least 70 are injureduring clashes in the occupied territories [FJ 8/28].

Social/Economic/Political

Other Countries: Deputy Sec. of State John Whitehead states Hussein's move to distance Jordan from W. Bank means that Palestinians will have to be directly represented in Middle East peace talks; a State Dept. spokesperson says there is no change in policy-that the W. Bank should be given independence "in association with Jordan" [WP 8/6]. U.S. Appeals Court upholds the closure of PLO office in Washington [WP 8/6].

Military

Occupied Palestine/Israel: In Ramallah 24- year-old Palestinian dies of wounds suffered 8/5. Israeli soldiers shoot, wound 2 Palestinians on road near Nablus. Demonstrations occur in Beach and Jabalya camps and Ramallah and Hebron. The military extends closure of universities and educational institutions for month [FJ 8/7]. 

Social/Economic/Political

Occupied Palestine/Israel: Authorities extend the closure of Bethlehem and al-Najah universities and 'Asriyyah Community College [FJ 6/12].

Arab World: Arab summit in support of the Palestinian uprising opens in Algiers. King Hussein of Jordan praises the uprising as "the path to liberation and dignity" [WP 6/8]. Sec. of State Shultz ends his Middle East trip [WP 6/8].

Military

Occupied Palestine/Israel: Israeli-appointed mayor of al-Birah is stabbed and seriously wounded by fellow Palestinians [WP 6/8, FJ 6/12]. In Gaza, a 20-year-old man dies from massive internal bleeding in the head. Victim's family says he was beaten with clubs and rifle butts by Israel's Border Police [WVP 6/9].

SociaL/Economic/Political

Occupied Palestine/Israel: The Washington Post reports Israel's political parties are hoping to raise $13 million in campaign donations from American Jews for the upcoming elections [WP 6/5]. A 3-day strike protesting Shultz' visit to the Middle East enters its 2nd day in the occupied territories [WP 6/5].

Arab World: Sec. of State Shultz and King Hussein meet in Amman to discuss U.S. Middle East peace plan. Hussein wants assurances that settlement will be based on "land for peace" formula [WP 6/5].

Military

Occupied Palestine/Israel: In Nusayrat camp 35 Palestinians are injured during clashes with Israeli troops [FJ 6/12].

Social/Economic/Political

Occupied Palestine/Israel: The L.A. Times reports that in May only 86 of 1,145 Soviet Jewish emigres with visas for Israel arrived in Israel. Most went to U.S. [LAT 6/3]. Palestinians start a 3-day strike to protest the arrival of Sec. of State George Shultz in the region [NYT 6/4].

Arab World: Sec. of State George Shultz visits Cairo to promote his peace proposals [NYT 6/4].

Military

Occupied Palestine/Israel: A 20-year-old Arab is shot, killed by Israeli settlers near Hebron [NYT 6/4 Fl 6/5]. Ma'ariv reports the attack was carried out by members Meir Kahane's Kach in retaliation for 6/2 stabbing death of an Israeli religious student in West Jerusalem [FJ 6/12]. In Safa a Palestinian man is shot, killed by Israeli officer. Several areas in the West Bank and Gaza are declared closed military areas [FJ 6/5].

Arab World: Amal announces that it is disbanding its military apparatus in all but the south of Lebanon. Amal leader, Nabih Berri, told the fighters they should go south to fight Israel [NYT 6/4]. 

Social/Economic/Political

Occupied Palestine/Israel: Israeli army reports 15-year-old Israeli killed 4/6 died when bullet from M-16 rifle carried by Israeli guard struck her in head. Investigation has also shown guard, who was banned by army from Nablus, killed 1 Palestinian and wounded another before Israeli group reached Bayta village. Some villagers reacted to news of killing by attacking the Israelis with stones. Guard was wounded by rock thrown at head. Villagers took guards' guns and broke them. Other Palestinians tried to hide Israeli youths. Soldiers later broke into Bayta hospital, beating patients in search for those suspected of involvement in clash [NYT 4/9].

Arab World: Sec. of State Shultz leaves Amman, travels to Cyprus for brief meeting with Lebanese pres. Amin Jumayyil before ending 6-day Middle East visit [NYT 4/9].

Military Action

Occupied Palestine/Israel: Army blows up 8 houses in Bayta village [NYT 4/9]. Protesters and soldiers clash in Nablus and Jenin. In Gaza Strip, 5 Palestinians are injured by army gunfire in Jabalya; 2 are shot, wounded in Maghazi camp [FJ 4/10].

Social/Economic/Political

Occupied Palestine/Israel: During the night, Jewish settlers raid village of Bayta, breaking windows of cars and houses. P.M. Shamir and other political leaders speak at funeral of Israeli girl from Elon Moreh settlement killed 4/6 in Bayta; preliminary report of investigation into death indicates girl was shot in head. Following funeral settlers enter Dayr al-Hatab village; soldiers force settlers to leave [WP 4/8]. In Nablus-region village of Rujib, settlers stone Palestinian cars; 1 Palestinian is beaten. Officials demolish house in Shuyukh and 2 in Sa'ir. Closure of W. Bank schools is extended through 5/8 [FJ 4/10].

Arab World: Sec. of State George Shultz meets with King Fahd in Saudi Arabia and retums to Jordan to discuss progress of U.S. peace proposal with King Hussein [LAT 4/8].

Military Action

Occupied Palestine/Israel: Soldier shoots dead Palestinian youth allegedly running from hills near Bayta. Army demolishes 5 houses in Bayta; village remains under curfew [WP 4/8]. At least 4 Palestinians are injured during demonstration in Nablus. There are also clashes in Ramallah and nearby village of Biddu as well as Jenin and village of Qabatiyyah. 'Ayn Bayt al-Ma' remains under army curfew. In Gaza Strip, Beach camp youth is shot, seriously wounded; violent clash is also reported in Jabalya camp [FJ 4/10].

Social/Economic/Political

Occupied PalestinelIsrael: In village of Bayta, south of Nablus, 2 Palestinians and 1 Israeli are killed in clash between villagers and 16 youths and 2 adult guards from Jewish settlement of Elon Moreh; 1 guard is seriously wounded. Officials announce Jewish girl was stoned to death [WP 4/7]. Sec. of State George Shultz leaves Israel [WP 4/7]. Shop owners in Bayt Sahur, near Bethlehem, are fined and their IDs confiscated for opening their stores in the morning [FJ 4/10].

Arab World: Sec. of State Shultz travels to Cairo for meeting with Pres. Husni Mubarak before flying to Amman for talks with Jordan's King Hussein [WP 4/7]. Estimated 800 Palestinians demonstrate illegally in Amman streets to protest Shultz visit [NYT 4/7].

Military Action

Occupied Palestine/Israel: In Nablus, Palestinian is injured while allegedly trying to disarm soldier. Curfews continue in many northern W. Bank areas, including Qabatiyyah, Jalazun camp, Am'ari camp, and Balatah camp [FJ 4/10].

Social/Economic/Political

Occupied Palestine/Israel: Sec. of State Shultz holds talks with P.M. Shamir, F. M. Peres, and Defense Ministry officials [WP 4/5]. Police arrest 8 Kach movement members attacking Umm al-Fahm [WP 4/5]. Israeli authorities demolish Palestinianowned house in Umm al-Fahm because it was built without a license [FJ 4/10]. General strike is observed throughout occupied territories [WP 4/5]. Al-Haq says Raji Surani, Gaza lawyer being held at Kitziot Prison, reports "harsh and inhuman" conditions at newly opened prison [LAT 4/6]. Palestinian from Bani Suhaylah in Gaza Strip dies from wounds sustained 3/30 [FJ 4/10].

Military Action

Occupied Palestine/Israel: Israeli troops kill Palestinian youth in W. Bank town of Bani Na'im; 2 others are injured. In Balatah refugee camp near Nablus, 1 Palestinian and 1 soldier are injured [WP 4/5]. Balatah ordered under curfew [FJ 4/10]. Soldiers use tear gas, rubber bullets, and live ammunition to disperse several demonstrations in Nablus. At least 2 youths are injured in clashes in Idna village. In Khadir village, near Bethlehem, at least 3 are injured by rubber bullets [FJ 4/10]. Dayr 'Ammar, Kafr Sayla, and Kafr Ni'mah villages are sealed. Jalazun is still under curfew after 22 days. Am'ari camp is also under curfew [FJ 4/10].

Social/Economic/Political

Occupied Palestine/Israel: Sec. of State Shultz arrives in Jerusalem [WP 4/4]. Palestinian shot in Yatta clash 3/30 dies in Ramallah hospital [WP 4/4]. Al-Sha'b reports 300 cars have been confiscated in Gaza because owners do not have insurance; insurance offices are closed [FJ 4/10].

Military Action

Occupied Palestine/Israel: In 'Askar refugee camp Palestinian is electrocuted, killed when Israeli soldiers force him to remove Palestinian flag from electric power line. Another Palestinian is killed in Tulkarm; army claims youth was electrocuted while trying to hang flag from power line; Palestinians allege soldiers shot him dead after he hung flag [WP, NYT 4/4]. Violent protests erupt in Tulkarm following funeral; military imposes curfew. Demonstrations break out in several Gaza Strip locations [FJ 4/10]. In al-Birah, soldiers force Palestinian to lie in road and bury him underocks; Palestinian is rescued 30 minutes later [FJ 4/17].

Social/Economic/Political

Occupied Palestine/Israel: Unified National Command of the Uprising's leaflet no. 12 calls for protests during upcoming visit of Sec. of State Shultz [LAT 4/1]. All telephone lines to Gaza Strip are cut [NYT 4/2]. Police officer is stabbed, slightly injured in Jerusalem; attacker is arrested [NYT, WP 4/2]. Two Palestinians wounded during demonstrations in W. Bank village of Yamun die from injuries [NYT 4/2]. Pres. Chaim Herzog orders release from prison of Yitzhaq Ganiram and Ira Rappaport, serving sentences for attacks on Palestinian students and 2 W. Bank mayors [NYT 4/2].

Military Action

Occupied Palestine/Israel: Army lifts 3-day old curfew on W. Bank and Gaza Strip at 3 am; 5-hour nightly curfew will continue in Gaza; media ban is lifted [LAT 4/1]. By noon, 20 refugee camps and villages are sealed off or placed under curfew [NYT 4/2]. Army reports 2Palestinian youths are killed, 13 others injured when patrol opens fire after it is attacked with firebombs in village of Idna, near Hebron; Palestinian sources report youths were killed when troops attacked mosque to disperse rockthrowing protesters [NYT, WP 4/2]. 

Social/Economic/Political

Occupied Palestine/Israel: Israeli authorities order Palestinian residents of E. Jerusalem aged 16 to 35 to obtain special permits for travel to Jordan [WP 4/1]. In speech to Jewish settlers, P.M. Shamir compares Palestinians to "grasshoppers" who would be crushed [WP 4/1]. Palestinian shot, wounded 3/30 dies [FJ 4/3]. Israeli sources reveal 705 prisoners are being held under administrative detention [FJ 4/10].

Other Countries: Letters signed by 24 senators and 131 representatives criticize Sec. of State Shultz's 3/26 meeting with Palestinian American professors [WP 4/2].

Military Action

Occupied Palestine/Israel: Palestinian is killed during 1 of several violent clashes between rock-throwing protesters and soldiers in Hebron-area village of Yatta [WP, LAT 4/1]. Village is ordered under curfew [FJ 4/3]. Demonstrations break out in Jabalya and Rafah's Shabura quarter after curfews are lifted; 1 is seriously injured in Shabura [WP 4/1; FJ 4/3]. Curfews are in force in Balatah, old and new 'Askar, and 'Ayn Bayt al-Ma' camps [FJ 4/3].

Social/Economic/Political

Occupied Palestine/Israel: In Israeli television interview, Def. Min. Rabin reveals more than 1,000 Palestinian activists have been arrested in past week, bringing total number of Palestinians detained in Israeli prisons to at least 4,400 [WP 3/30; LAT 4/1].

Other Countries: Richard Schifter, U.S. asst. sec. of state for human rights and humanitarian affairs, defends Irael's use of force in occupied territories. Amnesty International cls on Israel to insure Palestinian human rights during 3-day sealing off of territories [WP 3/30].

Military Action

Occupied Palestine/Israel: Army reports violent clash between soldiers and Palestinians in village of Zaytand Tulkarm; about 20 Palestinians are injured by live ammunition, rubber bullets, and tear gas [WP 3/30; FJ 4/3]. Soldiers and protesters clash in Am'ari and Qalandiya camps [FJ 4/3]. Curfews are in force in Jenin camp, nearby Qabatiyyah village, Qalqiliyyah, Zayta, 'Askar camp, and Jalazun camp [FJ 4/3]. Curfew in Gaza Strip is lifted for 1 hour. W. Bank residents are restricted to own communities [WP 3/30]. 

Social/Economic/Political

Occupied Palestine/Israel: Former nuclear technician Mordechai Vanunu is sentenced to 18 years imprisonment for selling Israeli nuclear secrets to the Sunday Times (London) [WP 3/28]. Israeli soldier is sentenced to 18 months in military prison and 18 months suspended for fleeing his post during 11/25 hang glider attack on Israeli army base [WP 3/28; LAT 3/29].

Arab World: PLO statement terms meeting between U.S. sec. of state Shultz and 2 Palestinian American professors an "important political step" [WP 3/28].

Military Action

Occupied Palestine/Israel: Palestinians use axes, iron bars, stones, and cars in attack on Israeli troops conducting early morning raid in village of Maythalun, north of Tubas; 3 Palestinians are shot dead. At least 1 Palestinian youth is killed in Salfit; Israeli sources claim youth was killed when soldiers came to aid of tour bus that had mistakenly entered village [WP 3/28; FJ 4/3]. Army uses tear gas, rubber bullets to break up demonstration in Ramallah. There are also demonstrations inHebron, Bethlehem, Bayt Sahur village, and Burqa village. In Gaza Strip, Palestinians protest in Gaza City, Rafah camp, and Khan Yunis camp. Curfews are in force in Rafah, Beach, Dayr al-Balah, and Khan Yunis camps [FJ 4/3].

Social/Economic/Political

Occupied Palestine/Israel: Hamzah Turkmani resigns as mayor of Gaza City [WP, NYT 3/27]. Palestinian shot by Israeli troops 3/25 in clash in Zawata village near Nablus dies of wounds [WP, NYT 3/27]. Military administration orders all government and UNRWA schools in Gaza Strip closed [FJ 4/3].

Other Countries: Sec. of State Shultz meets with 2 PNC members, Prof. Edward W. Said and Prof. Ibrahim Abu-Lughod, to discuss his peace proposals [WP 3/27].

Military Action

Occupied Palestine/Israel: In al-Birah Israeli soldiers fire tear gas, rubber bullets, and live ammunition to disperse Palestinian protesters demanding city council resign [WP 3/27]. Troops clash with Palestinian demonstrators in Kafr Thulth village near Nablus; 2 Palestinians are shot dead [WP, NYT 3/27]. At least 3 Palestinians are wounded by army gunfire in clash at Dhahariyyah. UN officials report at least 6 children suffered fractured limbs in Burayj refugee camp [WP 3/27]. Curfew continues in Balatah refugee camp. Palestinian sources report demonstrations also erupted in Bethlehem and Nablus [FJ 4/3].

Arab World: Battles between Fateh and Fateh Revolutionary Council (Abu Nidal organization) forces continue in S. Lebanon's 'Ayn al-Hilwah refugee camp; Lebanese police report 5 have been killed, 4 wound in clashes [NYT 3/27].

Social/Economic/Political

Occupied Palestine/Israel: Israel orders 1-week closure of al-Ittihad, official newspaper of Israeli Communist party [FJ 3/27].

Other Countries: Sec. of State Shultz invites Prof. Edward W. Said and Prof. Ibrahim Abu-Lughod, both members of the PNC, to meet with him. Israeli Ambassador Moshe Arad protests meeting [LAT 3/26].

Military Action

Occupied Palestine/Israel: In Tarqumiyyah, near Hebron, soldiers open fire when about 500 Palestinian youths march on school being used as a temporary army headquarters; 2 Palestinians are killed and 13 wounded [LAT, WP 3/26]. In Hebron troopshoot at Palestinians throwing rocks from roof of mosque; 4 Palestinians are wounded. Soldiers storm mosque and arrest 50. Troops fire tear gas and rubber bullets in raid on Alia Hospital in Hebron and arrest 6 throwing stones on soldiers and passing cars [LAT 3/26]. In Nablus area village of Zawata, soldiers open fire to disperse demonstrators blocking road with burning tires, wounding 1 [WP 3/27].

Arab World: Capt. Farid Hawrani, top PLO military commander, is assassinated in 'Ayn al-Hilwah refugee camp in S. Lebanon. Factional fighting breaks out in camp following Hawrani's death [NYT 3/27].

Social/Economic/Political

Occupied Palestine/Israel: Court sentences to 2 and a half months imprisonment 2 Israeli soldiers who plead guilty to shameful conduct for their part in burying 4 Palestinians alive [WP 3/18; NYT 3/19]. Charges were reduced from aggravated assault [FJ 3/20]. Trial opens in Jaffa of 2 soldiers and their superior officer in connection with 2/24 beating of 2 Palestinians that was filmed by CBS camera crew. Soldiers plead not guilty to assault charges; 2 others have already been convicted in connection with incident [WP, NYT 3/18]. Israeli is shot, wounded in legs near Gaza Strip's Jabalya camp. Curfew is imposed after attack [NYT 3/18]. In Ramallah, Israeli officials destroy olive grove along road where Jewish settlers' bus was bumed in firebomb attack [NYT 3/18; FJ 3/20]. Israeli authorities close shops and markets in Jericho; shops remain closed in Nablus, Jenin, and Tulkarm [FJ 3/20].

Other Countries: P.M. Shamir meets with Sec. of State Shultz and members of House of Representatives before leaving Washington for Los Angeles [WP 3/18].

Military Action

Occupied Palestine/Israel: In effort to break strike in occupied territories, soldiers order shops closed until noon and opened in afternoon [WP, NYT 3/18]. In Am'ari camp, demonstration erupts during funeral of Palestinian who died 3/16 from tear gas; 6 are injured in subsequent clash with Israeli troops. Qalqiliyyah, 'Azzun, and Jalazun camps are under curfew [FJ 3/20].

Arab World: IDF fighter planes raid DFLP base near Beirut; Palestinian fighter is killed [WP 3/18].