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  • May 13, 1991

    U.S. military begins to transfer responsibility to the UN for major Kurdish relief effort as separate violent incidents involving allies, Iraqi troops, and Kurdish demonstrators occur [MEM 5/13;...

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  • October 3, 1988

    Social/Economic/Political

    Occupied Palestine/Israel: A strike is observed to protest the closing of schools in the occupied territories. Authorities place eight Palestinian refugee camps...

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  • September 29, 1988

    Social/Economic/Political

    Other Countries: A letter signed by 51 U.S. senators calls upon State Dept. to deny Yasir Arafat a visa if he is invited to speak at the UN [NYT 9/30]. An...

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  • September 20, 1988

    Social/Economic/Political

    Occupied Palestine/Israel: Curfews are imposed on Tulkarm, Qalandiya, and alAm'ari camps as well as Dannabah village and town of Qalqiliyyah [FJ 9/25].

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  • August 19, 1988

    Social/Economic/Political

    Occupied Palestine/Israel: Israeli-imposed curfew in W. Bank keeps 185,000 Palestinians in their homes [WP 8/20].

    Arab World: Jordan announces that it will...

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U.S. military begins to transfer responsibility to the UN for major Kurdish relief effort as separate violent incidents involving allies, Iraqi troops, and Kurdish demonstrators occur [MEM 5/13; WP, NYT, LAT 5/14].

Meeting in Cairo, Soviet F.M. Bessmertnykh tells Sec. Baker that Moscow would be reluctant to support larger UN security role to protect Kurdish refugees [WP, NYT, LAT, MEM 5/14; MENA 5/13 in FBIS 5/13]. Bessmertnykh then flies to Saudi Arabia for meeting with King Fahd [SPA 5/13 in FBIS 5/14].

Washington Post reports on West Bank village of Artas, the villagers of which, while under curfew during the Gulf war, had most of their agricultural lands confiscated by Israeli authorities [WP 5/14].

Bush admin. has prepared arms control plan that would ban Israel from producing nuclear material for weapons and would require Arab nations in Middle East to give up chemical weapons, according to admin. officials [NYT 5/14].

Social/Economic/Political

Occupied Palestine/Israel: A strike is observed to protest the closing of schools in the occupied territories. Authorities place eight Palestinian refugee camps under curfew confining 150,000 Palestinians [NYT 10/4, FJ 10/11].

Military Action

Occupied Palestine/Israel: Israeli troops injure 22 Palestinians in the occupied territories [NYT 10/4]. In Zayta 4 people are injured during clashes with Israeli troops. In Tulkarm clashes leave 3 Palestinians injured. Israeli troops shoot, injure 4 Palestinians in Rujayb. In Jenin 2 Palestinians are shot. Settlershoot, wound 2 Palestinians in the old city of Nablus. Soldiers shoot, injure 4 youths in Artas [FJ 10/11].

Social/Economic/Political

Other Countries: A letter signed by 51 U.S. senators calls upon State Dept. to deny Yasir Arafat a visa if he is invited to speak at the UN [NYT 9/30]. An intemational arbitration panel finds in favor of Egypt in its dispute with Israel conceming sovereignty over Taba, a resort on the Gulf of Aqaba [WP 9/30].

Military Action

Occupied Palestine/Israel: In Gaza troops use tear gas in confronting over 1,000 Palestinians attending the funeral of Rashad al-Shawwa. Troops shoot Palestinians in Bethlehem, Nablus, Artas, and al-Maghazi [FJ 10/2].

Social/Economic/Political

Occupied Palestine/Israel: Curfews are imposed on Tulkarm, Qalandiya, and alAm'ari camps as well as Dannabah village and town of Qalqiliyyah [FJ 9/25].

Military Action

Occupied Palestine/Israel: In Artas 2 youths are shot by Israeli troops during demonstrations. Near al-Suwanah 3 Palestinians are shot during protests. In Gaza a 10-year-old boy is shot. In Beach camp at least 7 Palestinians are injured during demonstrations. In Kharabatha olive trees are uprooted [FJ 9/25].

Social/Economic/Political

Occupied Palestine/Israel: Israeli-imposed curfew in W. Bank keeps 185,000 Palestinians in their homes [WP 8/20].

Arab World: Jordan announces that it will issue temporary passports to residents of the W. Bank [WP 8/20].

Military Action

Occupied Palestine/Israel: In Artas 7 Palestinians are shot during demonstrations; 4 Palestinians are shot in al-Am'ari refugee camp [FJ 8/28]. Arab World: A car explodes in southern Lebanon killing 2 Arabs and slightly injuring 3 Israeli solders [LAT 8/20].