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  • June 23, 2002

    The IDF calls up another 3,000 reservists; shells a building in Tulkarm r.c., killing 1 PSF officer (children nearby reportedly were stoning the tank); imposes 24-hr. curfews on Abu Dis, Anabta,...

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  • November 25, 1992

    Israel shells Kafr Rumman area, Lebanon. (HaAretz 11/26 in FBIS 12/1)

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  • September 21, 1992

    Palestinian delegation presents Israeli delegation with document affirming that current negotiations are based on UNSC 242, retreating from demand that Israelis state they are committed to land-...

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  • August 3, 1992

    PM Rabin, apparently giving increased priority to Syrian-Israeli negotiations, names Tel Aviv University professor Itamar Rabinovich as chief negotiator with Syria. (WP 8/4)

    Fateh Cent....

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  • August 1, 1992

    IDF kills Fateh mbr. in Khan Yunis, Gaza. Three soldiers are wounded in the clash; IDF imposes curfew on the town. (IDF Radio 8/2 in FBIS 8/4; WP 8/3)

    PLO criticizes Jordanian lower house...

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  • July 27, 1992

    Rabin survives first no-confidence vote by 59 to 48, jointly dismissing 5 separate motions submitted by parties opposed to settlement policy, peace moves. (see 7/22). (MM 7/28)

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  • June 28, 1992

    Shin Bet uncovers "Hamas squad" near Bethlehem, arrests 15 suspects, confiscate weapons. (Qol Yisra'el 6/29 in FBIS 6/30)

    British construction co. Mivan is awarded 4.84 million Jordanian...

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  • June 23, 1992

    Labor party wins substantial victory in Israeli elections with 44 out of 120 seats. Likud wins 32, left-wing Meretz coalition wins 12; Tsomet 8, National Religous Party 6, SHAS 6, United Torah...

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  • November 2, 1991

    Faisal Husseini, Hanan Ashrawi, two other members of the Palestinian steering committee, fly to Morocco for consultations with Chmn. Arafat. (NYT 11/3)

    Pro-peace marches continue in o.t.,...

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  • May 24, 1989

    Social/Economic/Political

    Occupied Palestine/Israel: According to survey 48% of Arabs in Israel live below the official poverty line, 33% of Arab academics are unemployed [FBIS 5/31].

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The IDF calls up another 3,000 reservists; shells a building in Tulkarm r.c., killing 1 PSF officer (children nearby reportedly were stoning the tank); imposes 24-hr. curfews on Abu Dis, Anabta, Araqa, Bayt Jibrin r.c., Bayt Wazzan, al-Funduq, Hashimiyya, Kafr Rumman, Yamun, Zawata; conducts arrest raids and house-to-house searches in Jenin town and surrounding villages, fatally shooting a 2d Palestinian in Yamun; directs shells, heavy machine gun fire at the al-Mawasi checkpoint and residential areas in Dahaysha r.c., Khan Yunis; fire live ammunition, rubber bullets at Palestinians approaching al-Bireh, Jawal, Surda checkpoints into Ramallah; bulldozes nearly 100 dunams of agricultural land n. of Bayt Lahia. The PA places Hamas spiritual leader Shaykh Ahmad Yasin under house arrest, arrests 11 Hamas mbrs. in Gaza. An IDF soldier dies of injuries received on 6/15; a Palestinian boy dies of injuries received on 6/21. (HP 6/23; NYT, WP, WT 6/24; RMC 6/24 in WNC 6/25; NYT 6/25; QA 6/25 in WNC 6/26; LAW 6/26; PCHR 6/27)

Israel shells Kafr Rumman area, Lebanon. (HaAretz 11/26 in FBIS 12/1)

Palestinian delegation presents Israeli delegation with document affirming that current negotiations are based on UNSC 242, retreating from demand that Israelis state they are committed to land-for-peace clauses as basis for talks. (NYT 9/22)

Israeli ministerial comm. on. security reduces length of time a Palestinian suspected of participating in disturbances that did not cause casualties may be held without warrant from 18 to 8 days. (Qol Yisra'el 9/21 in FBIS 9/22)

Knesset begins special session to discuss Golan Heights. (ITV 9/21 in FBIS 9/21)

Israeli soldiers shoot and kill 3 Hizballah gunmen near Marjayun in the "security zone," S. Lebanon. IDF heavily shells Kafr Rumman, Zawtar regions, north of "security zone." (VOL 9/22 in FBIS 9/22; NYT 9/23)

PM Rabin, apparently giving increased priority to Syrian-Israeli negotiations, names Tel Aviv University professor Itamar Rabinovich as chief negotiator with Syria. (WP 8/4)

Fateh Cent. Comm. meets in Tunis (AlFajr 8/5 in FBIS 8/6)

One of 3 IDF soldiers wounded in 8/1 Khan Yunis clash dies. (Qol Yisra'el 8/3 in FBIS 8/5)

Hamas, PFLP, and DFLP reject o.t. elections if ceiling of authority is administrative self-rule, and not 1-year transition to independence. (Al-Ray 8/4 in FBIS 8/6)

Israeli air force raids Jabal Safi region, S. Lebanon (6th air raid in 2 weeks), shells Kafr Rumman, Nabatiyya, Iqlim al-Tuffah areas. (Qol Yisra'el, VOL 8/3 in FBIS 8/3)

IDF kills Fateh mbr. in Khan Yunis, Gaza. Three soldiers are wounded in the clash; IDF imposes curfew on the town. (IDF Radio 8/2 in FBIS 8/4; WP 8/3)

PLO criticizes Jordanian lower house for not mentioning "the sole legitimate representative," or calling strongly for an independent Palestinian state in its 7/30 statement. PNC "rejects" statement as Jordanian "interference in internal Palestinian affairs." (Jordan Times, Sawt al-Sha'b (quoting WAFA) 8/2 in FBIS 8/3)

UNLU issues call no. 85, calling for general strike 8/9, strike in Jerusalem 8/13. (Sanaa VOP 8/2 in FBIS 8/3; Al-Fajr 8/10)

Israel, SLA shells Malita, Jabal Safi, Jarju', Kafr Rumman regions, S.Lebanon. (Voice of the Mountain 8/2 in FBIS 8/3)

Rabin survives first no-confidence vote by 59 to 48, jointly dismissing 5 separate motions submitted by parties opposed to settlement policy, peace moves. (see 7/22). (MM 7/28)

Israeli undercover unit corners, shoots dead unarmed 17-year-old Palestinian activist in Khan Yunis. Three Palestinians are wounded by plastic bullets in clashes with IDF in Shati' camp. (MM 7/28)

MK 'Abd al-Wahhab al-Darawsha sends letter to PM Rabin demanding that the office of Arab affairs advisor be disbanded, because of its negative effects on Jewish-Arab relations in Israel. (MM 8/6)

DFLP head Nayif Hawatima says he would reconsider his boycott of the peace process if the leadership insists on comprehensive Palestinian representation, linkage of any autonomy agreement to self-determination, right of return, and complete halt to settlement. (Al-Sharq al-Awsat 8/6 in FBIS 8/7)

Janin continues to protest Israeli burial of Black Panther leader Mahmud Abu Hasan al-Zarini in military cemetary in Jericho, demands return of body; commercial strike enters 5th day (see 7/23). (MM 7/27)

Greece "strongly protests" 7/23 demoltion of Orthodox church in East Jerusalem. (MM 7/27)

Israeli armored force advances north of "security zone" into western Biqa' valley, clashes with Hizballah. Israel shells Kafr Rumman, Litani river basin. (Radio Lebanon 7/27 in FBIS 7/27; Voice of the Oppressed 7/28 in FBIS 7/28)

Shin Bet uncovers "Hamas squad" near Bethlehem, arrests 15 suspects, confiscate weapons. (Qol Yisra'el 6/29 in FBIS 6/30)

British construction co. Mivan is awarded 4.84 million Jordanian dinar contract to restore Dome of the Rock. Awqaf and Islamic affairs min. 'Izz al-Din al-Tamimi thanks King Hussein for his 4/29 $8.25 million donation for restoration, says UNESCO (financed with Saudi $10 million pledge) should not interfere with the work, scheduled to begin 7/10. (Jordan Times 6/28 in FBIS 6/30)

Israel resumeshelling around Nabatiyya and Litani river valley, S. Lebanon. Islamic Resistance detonates bomb near al-'Ayshiyya in northern "security zone" of S. Lebanon, wounding 4 IDF soldiers. Israel escalates shelling of Kafr Rumman area, killing 4, as well as sniper and machine-gun fire throughout Nabatiyya area. (Radio Lebanon, VOL, ITV 6/28 in FBIS 6/29)

Labor party wins substantial victory in Israeli elections with 44 out of 120 seats. Likud wins 32, left-wing Meretz coalition wins 12; Tsomet 8, National Religous Party 6, SHAS 6, United Torah Jewry 4, Democratic Front (Arab) 3, Moledet 3, Arab Democratic Party 2. Rabin to form coalition with smaller parties to obtain 61-seat majority. Curfew is imposed on entire o.t., barring Palestinian entry to Israel or East Jerusalem. (NYT, WP, MM 6/24; MM, FBIS 6/26; NYT 6/27; Al-Fajr 6/29)

Israel shells Kafr Rumman, Nabatiyya areas, S. Lebanon. (VOL 6/23 in FBIS 6/24)

Faisal Husseini, Hanan Ashrawi, two other members of the Palestinian steering committee, fly to Morocco for consultations with Chmn. Arafat. (NYT 11/3)

Pro-peace marches continue in o.t., including one involving thousands of marchers in Jenin. Curfew imposed 10/27 on Nablus lifted, but is imposed on 400,000 Gaza residents. (MEM 11/4)

Thousands flee Kufr Rumman, S. Lebanon, after Israeli troops order them to evacuate the area, which has come under recent heavy Israeli artillery fire. South Lebanon Army radio broadcast also orders 100,000 residents of some 100 villages near the Israeli "security zone" to flee. Israel denies it officially ordered the evacuation, claims order came from a local Israeli commander or from SLA acting on its own authority. As Israel continues its bombardment of the area, Lebanese pres. Ilyas al-Hirawi calls Lebanon's defense council into emergency session, and Shi'ite Amal militia announces a general mobilization, vowing to stand with Lebanese army troops in repelling any Israel attacks. (NYT, WP 11/3)

Social/Economic/Political

Occupied Palestine/Israel: According to survey 48% of Arabs in Israel live below the official poverty line, 33% of Arab academics are unemployed [FBIS 5/31].

Arab World: U.A.E. president Nuhayyan declares that the federation will give $10 million to support the intifadah [FBIS 5/25]. Saudi Arabia gives PLO $12 million for same purpose [FBIS 5/24].

Military Action

Occupied Palestine/Israel: In Bethlehem body of 37-year-old Palestinian is found shot to death [FBIS 5/25]. At least 14 Palestinians are shot, injured throughout Gaza Strip. In Hussan at least 30 Palestinians are arrested [FJ 5/29].

Arab World: Israeli forces shell Kafr Rumman in S. Lebanon [FBIS 5/26].

Other Countries: In Washington Israeli defense minister Rabin reveals that over last 5 years U.S. military has conducted over 30 troop exercises in Israel [LAT 5/25].