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  • February 22, 1990

    Labor Party votes to give Shamir and Likud 2 weeks to accept Labor's 4-point compromise formula for starting talks between Israel and Palestinians, or face dissolution of gov't. [NYT, WP, LAT 2/23...

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  • February 4, 1990

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    Occupied Palestine/Israel: Mordechai Eliahu, a chief Israeli rabbi, lifts standing ban on air travel on Jewish sabbath days so that Soviet Jews could arrive in...

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  • January 29, 1990

    Social/Economic/Political

    Occupied Palestine/Israel: Israel's Rabbi Baruch Abu-Hatzera, Sephardim Jewish leader, tells tens of thousands of followers that Israel should negotiate with the...

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  • January 23, 1990

    Social/Economic/Political

    Occupied Palestine/Israel: During his tour of the capital's Neve Ya'aqov neighborhood, Shamir reiterates 1/14 statement saying "we need a big and strong people in...

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  • January 17, 1990

    Social/Economic/Political

    Occupied Palestine/Israel: With Soviet Jewish immigrants arriving in Israel at rate of more than 1,000 per week, Israeli officials acknowledge they do not have...

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  • January 14, 1990

    Social/Economic/Political

    Occupied Palestine/Israel: Speaking to Likud members, P.M. Shamir responds to comments about increasing Soviet Jewish immigration, saying "big immigration requires...

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  • December 31, 1989

    Social/Economic/Political

    Occupied Palestine/Israel: P.M. Shamir dismisses Labor Party Cabinet member Ezer Weizman for holding talks with PLO officials [NYT, WP, LAT 1/1; FBIS 1/2].

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  • December 17, 1989

    Social/Economic/Political

    Occupied Palestine/Israel: The Washington Post reports Hamas made considerable gains in O.T. at expense of Fateh [WP 12/17].

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  • December 5, 1989

    Social/Economic/Political

    Other Countries: Arab nations decide to defer action on UN resolution recognizing Palestinian state, yielding to U.S. warnings it would withhold funds if...

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  • November 16, 1989

    Social/Economic/Political

    Other Countries: 41 current and former officials of American Jewish organizations deliver letter to Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir expressing "profound...

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  • November 15, 1989

    Social/Economic/Political

    Other Countries: P.M. Shamir meets with Pres. Bush, Sec. of State Baker, says talks relieved U.S.-Israeli tensions; U.S. does not assure Shamir that Israeli...

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  • November 9, 1989

    Social/Economic/Political

    Occupied Palestine/Israel: General strike is observed in the O.T. [FBIS 11/16]. Unified National Command of the intifada issues leaflet number 48 [FBIS 11/14]....

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  • October 16, 1989

    Social/Economic/Political

    Occupied Palestine/Israel: Army inquiry determines that human error allowed defecting Syrian pilot to penetrate Israeli air space [NYT 10/17].

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  • September 26, 1989

    Social/Economic/Political

    Occupied Palestine/Israel: Defending decisions not to negotiate with PLO, P.M. Shamir says "were we to sit together, it would not be for negotiations but surrender...

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  • September 24, 1989

    Social/Economic/Political

    Occupied Palestine/Israel: P.M. Shamir calls on ministers not to make any public comments about Egypt's 10-point plan without first consulting the foreign ministry...

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  • September 7, 1989

    Social/Economic/Political

    Occupied Palestine/Israel: Israeli D. M. Yitzhak Rabin leaves for talks in Washington about Israel's peace plan, now considered by some Israeli leaders as "...

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  • September 6, 1989

    Social/Economic/Political

    Occupied Palestine/Israel: West Bank occupation authorities say 74 Arab foreigners have been expelled since 8/1, mostly to Jordan, for overstaying visitor's...

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  • September 5, 1989

    Social/Economic/Political

    Occupied Palestine/Israel: In W.Bank, Palestinians refuse to set clocks back one hour, saying they would observe "Palestine time" for two more weeks; Israeli army...

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  • August 23, 1989

    Social/Economic/Political

    Occupied Palestine/Israel: P.M. Shamir says he has recently met with well-educated and experienced Palestinians who heard him out and are convinced he wants peace...

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  • July 27, 1989

    Social/Economic/Political

    Arab World: Arafat meets with King Hasan II of Morocco [MET 8/8]. Arafat states that Jamil Tarifi's meetings with Shamir have approval of Palestinian leadership [...

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  • July 25, 1989

    Social/Economic/Political

    Occupied Palestine/Israel: Palestinian lawyer Jamil Tarifi admits meeting with Shamir and informing PLO leadership in Tunis of details of meeting [NYT 7/26].

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  • July 14, 1989

    Social/Economic/Political

    Other Countries: Bush administration drops plans to send special envoy to Israel to assess Shamir's commitment to peace plan [NYT 7/15].

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  • June 30, 1989

    Social/Economic/Political

    Occupied Palestine/Israel: Palestinians in O.T. observe general strike to protest deportation of 8 Palestinians 6/29 [FBIS 7/3].

    Other Countries: President...

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  • June 12, 1989

    Social/Economic/Political

    Occupied Palestine/Israel: Boutros Ohali meets with Palestinians from O.T., P. M. Shamir. Palestinians give Ohali 11 point plan that is basis for peace [FBIS 6/13...

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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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  • May 23, 1989

    Social/Economic/Political

    Occupied Palestine/Israel: Prime Minister Shamir calls Baker's speech calling on Israel to forswear annexation of O.T. "useless" [NYT, WP 5/24]. General strike is...

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  • May 21, 1989

    Social/Economic/Political

    Occupied Palestine/Israel: Israeli prime minister Shamir threatens to resign if Likud does not supporthe proposed elections for O.T. [LAT 5/22]. Nur Shams enters...

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  • May 17, 1989

    Social/Economic/Political

    Occupied Palestine/Israel: Prime Minister Shamir threatens to resign if Herut Central Committee approves no confidence vote in wake of election proposal [FBIS 5/17...

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  • May 14, 1989

    Social/Economic/Political

    Occupied Palestine/Israel: Israel's cabinet endorses Shamir's election proposal, 20-6 [NYT 5/15, MET 5/23].

    Arab World: Syria announces it will not oppose...

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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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Labor Party votes to give Shamir and Likud 2 weeks to accept Labor's 4-point compromise formula for starting talks between Israel and Palestinians, or face dissolution of gov't. [NYT, WP, LAT 2/23; IDF 2/22 in FBIS 2/23].

Christian Science Monitor reports growing concern among Sephardic Jews that funding for new immigrants will come at expense of Sephardics [CSM 2/22].

During telephone conversation with Pres. Bush, P.M. Shamir insists Israel is not directing Soviet Jews to live in O.T. [JDS 2/22 in FBIS 2/23].

Security sources report core of Hamas movement has moved from Gaza to Nablus and Tulkarm. Same sources say Hamas leaflets now on high-quality paper and computerized, indicating Israeli Arab involvement [HAA 2/22 in FBIS 2/23].

Pres. Bush and Sec. Baker suggest Israeli gov't. stop delaying implementing of its own peace plan, and make necessary compromises to open negotiations [NYT 2/23].

U.S. House Foreign Affairs internal operations subcommittee holds hearing on proposed VOA transmitter to be built this summer in the Negev; environmentalists testify against what would be the world's largest radio transmitter [WP 2/ 22].

Soviet Union announces it will not permit any commercial air flights between USSR and Israel, concerned that Soviet Jews are being resettled in O.T. [WP 2/ 23].

Israeli troops confine some 250,000 W. Bank Palestinians to their homes to counter call for unrest on DFLP's 21st anniversary [HAA 2/23 in FBIS 2/23; MET 3/6-12].

Israeli warplanes bomb military camps east of Sidon, wounding at least 3 [JDS 2/22 in FBIS 2/23; MET 3/6-12].

Social/Economic/Political

Occupied Palestine/Israel: Mordechai Eliahu, a chief Israeli rabbi, lifts standing ban on air travel on Jewish sabbath days so that Soviet Jews could arrive in Israel at any time [MET 2/13].

Arab World: Two masked men intercept bus travelling north of Cairo, open fire on Israeli tourists, at least 8 killed, 15 wounded [WP, NYT, LAT, FBIS, CSM 2/5].

Pres. Mubarak telephones P.M. Shamir, conveys condolences about bus attack, affirms that incident should not impede peace process [FBIS 2/5].

PLO Executive Committee issues statement reporting on meetings held in Tunis [FBIS 2/5].

Military Action

Occupied Palestine/lIsrael: Israeli army says it will charge 3 soldiers accused of beating a 13-year-old Palestinian and burning him with cigarettes [LAT 2/5].

54-year-old Gaza man is shot dead; he was suspected of collaborating with Israel; at least 9 Gazans are wounded in various clashes [FBIS 2/6].

Gaza Civil Administration reports IDF closed 25 schools in January in the Strip because of disturbances [FBIS 2/6].

Arab World: Lebanese troops loyal to Christian leader Aoun battle fellow Christians north of Beirut in fierce fighting [WP, LAT 2/5]; hand-to-hand combat in East Beirut is reported [MET 2/13]. 

Social/Economic/Political

Occupied Palestine/Israel: Israel's Rabbi Baruch Abu-Hatzera, Sephardim Jewish leader, tells tens of thousands of followers that Israel should negotiate with the PLO to bring about peace. Speech angers Shamir [NYT 1/30; JP 2/3].

IDF reports an increase in the number of suicides among soldiers; 25 in the last 6 months, compared with 11 over the same period in 1988-89 [FBIS 1/29].

Arab World: Georges Saadeh, president of Lebanon's Phalangist Party, resigns from the Syrian-backed cabinet of Hrawi [NYT, WP 1/30; MET 2/6].

PLO Executive Committee holds emergency meeting in Baghdad to discuss Soviet Jewish emigration to Israel [FBIS 1/31].

Other Countries: UN Sec.-General Javier Perez de Cuellar asks UN Sec. Council to renew Unifil mandate in S. Lebanon [MET 2/6].

Military Action

Occupied Palestine/Israel: IDF demolishes 5 Palestinian homes in Hebron-area village of al-Samoa [FJ 2/5].

B'Tselem reports that 38 Palestinian homes have been demolished or sealed for security reasons this month, more than in any previous month, except for June 1989 [FBIS 1/29].

8 Palestinians are wounded in clash with IDF forces in Ramallah; 9 are reported wounded in Gaza clashes; 2 Israelis autos are torched in Jerusalem [FBIS 1/31]

Social/Economic/Political

Occupied Palestine/Israel: During his tour of the capital's Neve Ya'aqov neighborhood, Shamir reiterates 1/14 statement saying "we need a big and strong people in a big and strong land" [FBIS 1/24].

Campaigning before 2/7 Likud party meeting, at which Israel's future government may be decided, Ariel Sharon says Shamir's elections proposal "would in fact bring about a Palestinian state, bloodshed, and war" [NYT 1/24].

Shimon Peres arrives in Cairo at Mubarak's invitation to begin talks on stalled peace process. [WP 1/25].

In Algiers, Arafat meets with ministers of the Arab Tripartite Committee on Lebanon to discuss need for concentrating Arab activity on settling the crisis there [FBIS 1/25].

Military Action

Occupied Palestine/Israel: IDF closes Hebron-area schools Tareq Ibn Ziad and Ibn Rushd for stone-throwing incidents [FJ 1/ 29].

24-year-old Nablus youth is shot, killed fleeing IDF troops who had searched his home [MET 2/6]; 15 Palestinians are wounded in confrontation that follows shooting [FJ 1/29].

Palestinian accused of collaboration is found dead in W. Bank village of Arrabeh, near Jenin [MET 2/6].

Shots are fired at IDF patrol along the Jordanian border near Hazeva [FBIS 1/ 24].

At least 30 Gaza residents injured by IDF gunfire or tear gas in clashes [FBIS 1/ 24]. 

Social/Economic/Political

Occupied Palestine/Israel: With Soviet Jewish immigrants arriving in Israel at rate of more than 1,000 per week, Israeli officials acknowledge they do not have plan to handie the immigration, and new housing construction is months away [NYT 1/18].

Israeli political and military leaders react with alarm to Senator Robert Dole's suggestion that some U.S. aid to Israel be reapportioned to E. Europe [WP, LAT 1/ 18].

Arab World: In 2 interviews, Arafat expresses frustration over slowness of peace process. Arafat says to Cairo weekly Al Mussawar if peace efforts stop he will "immediately announce [his] resignation." Speaking in Baghdad, Arafat accuses Arabs of "impotence" vis-a-vis Israel, decries Arabs more concerned with events in Lebanon than in O.T., and criticizes Shamir's plan to resettle Soviet Jews in W. Bank [NYT 1/18].

Military Action

Occupied Palestine/Israel: Israeli police announce that it has removed police officer from his post for "committing brutalities" during the 12/30 Peace Now rally in Jerusalem [FJ 1/29].

General strike called for by UNLU is observed in O.T. Leaflet attributed to Hamas sharply attacks Arafat for his willingness to recognize Israel [FBIS 1/171.

At least 2 Palestinians are wounded in clashes with IDF troops in O.T. [FBIS 1/ 18].

Social/Economic/Political

Occupied Palestine/Israel: Speaking to Likud members, P.M. Shamir responds to comments about increasing Soviet Jewish immigration, saying "big immigration requires Israel to be big as well" [FBIS 1/22, 1/30].

Maj. Shay Talmon, commander of IDF battalion in W. Bank, tells Jerusalem judge that some soldiers insert live bullets into magazines for plastic bullets. IDF spokesperson reports that between 20 July 1988 and 8 July 1990, 125 Palestinians were killed "by plastic bullets." [FBIS 1/26].

Arab World: Arafat returns to Cairo for second visit in less than a week to meet with Pres. Mubarak [FBIS 1/16].

Other Countries: Italy's ambassador to Israel, Alberto Bartoli, files protest on behalf of the European Community with Israeli Foreign Ministry over police handling of 12/30 Peace Now rally. [LAT 1/15].

Military Action

Occupied Palestine/Israel: 2 Israeli border policemen are suspended and ordered to stand trial for fatally shooting 18-year-old Palestinian on 12/28 after military authorities viewed ABC News videotape of shooting [LAT 1/15].

Israeli military demotes Lt. David Lior to sergeant and sentences him to 45 days in prison for mistreating a Palestinian prisoner [LAT 1/15].

IDF closes Jericho-area al-Buhturi secondary school on grounds that students threw rocks at soldiers; all UNRWA schools in Jalazun camp are closed for the same reason [FJ 1/22].

Social/Economic/Political

Occupied Palestine/Israel: P.M. Shamir dismisses Labor Party Cabinet member Ezer Weizman for holding talks with PLO officials [NYT, WP, LAT 1/1; FBIS 1/2].

Arab World: Arafat tells reporters that ''there have been no contacts" between the PLO and Ezer Weizman [FBIS 1/2].

Social/Economic/Political

Occupied Palestine/Israel: The Washington Post reports Hamas made considerable gains in O.T. at expense of Fateh [WP 12/17].

Israeli government says missing air force navigator Ron Arad, shot down over Lebanon in 1986, is still alive and being held captive by Iran [MET 12/26].

French P.M. Michel Rocard arrives in Israel for meetings with Shamir and Peres [FBIS 12/15].

Military Action

Occupied Palestine/Israel: 7 Palestinians, including 10-year-old girl, are wounded when bomb is thrown into E. Jerusalem store [FJ 12/25].

Military closes indefinitely al-Tufah School in Gaza for stone-throwing incident [FBIS 12/19; FJ 12/25]. 

Social/Economic/Political

Other Countries: Arab nations decide to defer action on UN resolution recognizing Palestinian state, yielding to U.S. warnings it would withhold funds if resolution was passed [NYT 12/6].

U.S. undersecretary for Near Eastern and South Asian affairs John Kelly meets with Shamir, Arens, and Peres to brief them on Malta summit. Later Kelly flies to Cairo to brief Mubarak [FBIS 12/5, 12/6].

Military Action

Occupied Palestine/Israel: Israeli army shoots, kills 5 Arabs crossing into southern Israel from Egypt through the Sinai [NYT, WP, FBIS 12/6; JP 12/16].

Ha'aretz reports IDF plans to build prison in Gush 'Ezyon area. The jail would hold 4,000 inmates [FBIS 12/5].

Arab World: 5 Palestinians are killed in Ayn al-Hulwah camp near Sidon when masked man opens fire in street [FBIS 12/7].

Social/Economic/Political

Other Countries: 41 current and former officials of American Jewish organizations deliver letter to Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir expressing "profound differences" with Shamir's views of Middle East peace process [NYT, WP 11/17].

Military Action

Occupied Palestine/lIsrael: 4 Palestinians are deported to Jordan. Army issues orders for the destructionf 8 Khan Yunis houses [FJ 11/27].

At least 10 Palestinians are injured in clashes throughout the O.T. [FBIS 11/ 20].

Israeli security forces ban for 3 days for printing and distribution of E. Jerusalem's Al-Nahar newspaper. [FBIS 11/16].

Social/Economic/Political

Other Countries: P.M. Shamir meets with Pres. Bush, Sec. of State Baker, says talks relieved U.S.-Israeli tensions; U.S. does not assure Shamir that Israeli conditions for Baker plan will come about [NYT, WP 11/16].

Military Action

Occupied Palestine/Israel: Palestinians mark the one-year anniversary of declaration of Palestinian state with marches despite large numbers of soldiers and military orders confining Palestinians indoors [NYT 11/16]. At least 4 Palestinians are wounded in Gaza clash, 5 are detained for rockthrowing. Israeli court convicts 18- year-old Palestinian of setting two tires on fire, sentences him to 4 years in prison. Israeli soldier wounded in 11/13 attack by Hamas dies [FBIS 11/16].

Social/Economic/Political

Occupied Palestine/Israel: General strike is observed in the O.T. [FBIS 11/16]. Unified National Command of the intifada issues leaflet number 48 [FBIS 11/14].

Arab World: PLO Executive Committee meets in Tunis [FBIS 11/13].

Other Countries: U.S. Roman Catholic bishops unanimously approve policy statement declaring Palestinians have a right to an independent homeland that is balanced against Israel's right to secure borders [NYT, WP 11/10]. White House announces Pres. Bush will meet with P.M. Shamir on 11/15, during Shamir's visit to the U.S. [WP 11/10].

Military Action

Arab World: UNIFIL reports 27 Katyusha rockets are fired from Lebanon into Israel during the past 24 hours [FBIS 11/13]. 2 Israeli soldiers are wounded in the "security zone" in South Lebanon when a roadside charge explodes [FBIS 11/14].

Social/Economic/Political

Occupied Palestine/Israel: Army inquiry determines that human error allowed defecting Syrian pilot to penetrate Israeli air space [NYT 10/17].

Arab World: PLO Executive Committee, meeting in Baghdad, calls Sec. of State Baker's proposal for talks between Palestinians and Israelis an attempt to promote Shamir plan [WP 10/17; NYT 10/18].

Military Action

Occupied Palestine/Israel: 5 police officers, 15 Arabs are wounded, and at least 40 Palestinian students are arrested in E. Jerusalem clashes [NYT 10/17]. 8-year-old Palestinian dies of wounds received 10/13. Army closes E. Jerusalem school indefinitely due to demonstrations [FBIS 10/18]

Social/Economic/Political

Occupied Palestine/Israel: Defending decisions not to negotiate with PLO, P.M. Shamir says "were we to sit together, it would not be for negotiations but surrender talks" [NYT, LAT 9/27]. Moshe Arens urges President Mubarak to meet with Shamir [WP 9/27].

Military Action

Occupied Palestine/Israel: Nablus resident suspected of collaboration is killed [FBIS 9/26]. Soldier injured by rock in Gaza. General strike in Tulkarm [FBIS 9/27].

Social/Economic/Political

Occupied Palestine/Israel: P.M. Shamir calls on ministers not to make any public comments about Egypt's 10-point plan without first consulting the foreign ministry [LAT 9/25]. In Jenin, Palestinian residentsay Israeli-trained Arabs have formed loose militias to harass and assault their neighbors [NYT 9/24].

Military Action

Occupied Palestine/Israel: 2 Palestinians suspected of collaboration are killed in Rafah, coinciding with the circulation of a letter signed by Arafat urging Palestinians to stop internal fighting. 17-year-old Palestinian is killed, at least two others are wounded in clashes with soldiers in O.T. [LAT 9/25]. Another Palestinian accused of collaboration is killed in Gaza, and a second suspect is wounded [MET 10/3].

Social/Economic/Political

Occupied Palestine/Israel: Israeli D. M. Yitzhak Rabin leaves for talks in Washington about Israel's peace plan, now considered by some Israeli leaders as "moribund, if not dead." The U.S. is the only nation to have endorsed Shamir's plan [NYT 9/8].

Military Action

Occupied Palestine/Israel: Several Soviet-built rockets are fired at Israel in first missile attack from Jordan in 20 years. No damage caused. [NYT 9/8; JP 9/14; MET 9/19]. Troops open fire on stonethrowers in Jenin area, killing 11-year-old Palestinian and wounding 6 others [MET 9/19].

Social/Economic/Political

Occupied Palestine/Israel: West Bank occupation authorities say 74 Arab foreigners have been expelled since 8/1, mostly to Jordan, for overstaying visitor's permits [MET 9/19]. Shimon Peres sharply attacks Shamir and Rabin's request for Pres. Bush to raise $2 billion for restoring refugee camps [FBIS 9/7].

Arab World: Citing Lebanese Christian army commander Michel Aoun's "erratic and threatening behavior," U.S. evacuates its embassy in Beirut [NYT, WP, LAT 9/7].

Military Action

Occupied Palestine/Israel: In Gaza, Israeli troops fire at demonstrating Palestinians, injuring 21. UN workers charge Israeli authorities stopped an ambulance and arrested 2 Palestinians on their way to the hospital [MET 9/19].

Social/Economic/Political

Occupied Palestine/Israel: In W.Bank, Palestinians refuse to set clocks back one hour, saying they would observe "Palestine time" for two more weeks; Israeli army threatens to detain students who go to private school on "Palestine time." Army chief of staff, Dan Shomron, says the army's new policy is to arrest about 700 Palestinians accused of "distributing underground leaflets, enforcing strikes, painting graffiti . . . and attacking suspected collaborators" [NYT 9/6]. In separate interviews, Labor leader Peres says granting a visa to Arafat would not affect U.S. -Israeli relations, while P.M. Shamir reaffirms opposition to Arafat's entry into the U.S. [FBIS 9/6].

Arab World: Libyan authorities have told dozens of rebel movements around the world, including PLO splinter groups, to expect a cutback in funding and to close their offices in Libya [WP 9/5].

Military Action

Occupied Palestine/Israel: In Tel Aviv 12- year-old Palestinian boy dies of wounds received 8/31; 36-year-old Palestinian in Rafah accused of collaboration is killed, another severely beaten [NYT 9/6]. Army closes 8 W. Bank schools, blaming students for demonstrations and stone throwing [FBIS 9/5; NYT 9/6]. A cooperative effort between IDF and the Air Force will allow IDF to use helicopters to help fight the intifada [FBIS 9/6].

Arab World: Israeli border troops clash with 3 Arab guerrillas in South Lebanon, 1 guerrilla killed [NYT 9/6]. 

Social/Economic/Political

Occupied Palestine/Israel: P.M. Shamir says he has recently met with well-educated and experienced Palestinians who heard him out and are convinced he wants peace [FBIS 8/23].

Military Action

Occupied Palestine/Israel: An 11-year-old Palestinian from Rafah is shot, killed, and 2 more are wounded, prompting demonstrations; Rafah placed under curfew. At least one Palestinian is killed, 8 others wounded in clashes throughout the Gaza Strip; IDF detains "dozens of inhabitants" of 'Anabta; IDF soldiers raid al-Ahali Hospital in Gaza, capture 4 youths accused of throwing stones [FBIS 8/24].

Social/Economic/Political

Arab World: Arafat meets with King Hasan II of Morocco [MET 8/8]. Arafat states that Jamil Tarifi's meetings with Shamir have approval of Palestinian leadership [FBIS 7/28].

Military Action

Occupied Palestine/Israel: In Tulkarm Israeli soldiers shoot, kill 21-year-old Palestinian [NYT 7/28, FJ 7/31]. In Gaza 79-year-old Palestinian is hit and killed by Israeli vehicle [FJ 7/31]. In Khan Yunis Palestinian accused of collaboration is killed [NYT 7/28]. At least 15 Palestinians are injured in the Gaza Strip [FJ 7/31].

Arab World: SLA ambushes, kills 5 Palestinian guerrillas east of Sidon [FBIS 7/31, MET 8/8]. SLA expells 23 Lebanese policemen from south Lebanon's Israeliimposed "security zone" for refusing to cooperate with SLA, IDF [MET 8/8].

Social/Economic/Political

Occupied Palestine/Israel: Palestinian lawyer Jamil Tarifi admits meeting with Shamir and informing PLO leadership in Tunis of details of meeting [NYT 7/26].

Arab World: PLO Executive Committee member Mahmud Abbas tells Abu Dhabi-based newspaper, al-Bayan, that PLO accepts elections in O.T. as part of comprehensive settlement [FJ 7/31].

Military Action

Occupied Palestine/Israel: In Gaza 20- year-old Palestinian from Shabura camp dies from wounds received 7/23. In Ramallah troops shoot 2 Palestinians. In Gaza Strip 7 Palestinians are shot during demonstrations [FJ 7/31]. Israeli court imprisons 4 soldiers for stealing from Palestinians from Gaza while on duty [NYT 7/26].

Social/Economic/Political

Other Countries: Bush administration drops plans to send special envoy to Israel to assess Shamir's commitment to peace plan [NYT 7/15].

Military Action

Occupied Palestine/Israel: In Jabalya Israeli troops open fire, kill 15-year-old Palestinian, wound 13. In Khan Yunis troops shoot, kill 18-year-old Palestinian, and injure 9. In Gaza City at least 4 Palestinians are injured during clashes [FJ 7/17].

Social/Economic/Political

Occupied Palestine/Israel: Palestinians in O.T. observe general strike to protest deportation of 8 Palestinians 6/29 [FBIS 7/3].

Other Countries: President Bush sends Shamir letter endorsing Baker's 5/22 speech to AIPAC [NYT 7/25].

Military Action

Occupied Palestine/Israel: At Meguiddo prison guards use tear gas to quell demonstration [FBIS 6/30]. In Gaza at least 9 Palestinians are wounded during demonstrations [FBIS 7/3].

Social/Economic/Political

Occupied Palestine/Israel: Boutros Ohali meets with Palestinians from O.T., P. M. Shamir. Palestinians give Ohali 11 point plan that is basis for peace [FBIS 6/13]. Israel refuses Egyptian offer to mediate between Israel and PLO [LAT 6/13]. Israel begins issuing new identification cards, which allow Gazans to work in Israel, to Gazans who have paid taxes and have not been convicted of security offenses [NYT 6/13].

Military Action

Occupied Palestine/Israel: Palestinian from Gaza dies of wounds received earlier in uprising. At least 7 Palestinians are injured in O.T. [FBIS 6/14].

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: Prime Minister Shamir calls Baker's speech calling on Israel to forswear annexation of O.T. "useless" [NYT, WP 5/24]. General strike is observed throughout O.T. Curfew in Anabta enters 20th day [FJ 5/29].

Arab World: Egyptian president Husni Mubarak gives keynote address opening Arab summit in Casablanca [WP 5/24]. Southern Lebanese town of Jezzin observes strike protesting tactics of Israeli, SLA troops [NYT 5/28].

Military Action

Occupied Palestine/Israel: In Rafah at least 10 Palestinians are shot, wounded during clash. At least 7 other Palestinians are shot, injured in Gaza [FJ 5/29]. Soldiers shoot, injure 2 Palestinians in Nablus [FBIS 5124].

Arab World: Joint IDF-SLA (South Lebanese Army) patrol enters 2 Druze villages north of "security zone" [FJ 5/29].

Social/Economic/Political

Occupied Palestine/Israel: Israeli prime minister Shamir threatens to resign if Likud does not supporthe proposed elections for O.T. [LAT 5/22]. Nur Shams enters 20th day under curfew [FBIS 5/22]. General strike is observed throughout O.T. [LAT 5/22]. Israel detains Shaykh Ahmad Yasin, spiritual leader of Hamas in Gaza [FBIS 5/22].

Military Action

Occupied Palestine/Israel: In Abu Dis 16- year-old Palestinian is killed during clash with troops and at least 15 other Palestinians are wounded. In al-'Azariyah troops shoot, kill Palestinian youth [FBIS 5/22, FJ 5/29]. In Hebron troops open fire, wound 4 Palestinians. At least 25 Palestinians are shot throughout Gaza Strip [FBIS 5/22]. 

Social/Economic/Political

Occupied Palestine/Israel: Prime Minister Shamir threatens to resign if Herut Central Committee approves no confidence vote in wake of election proposal [FBIS 5/17]. Public opinion poll shows that Israelis think Ariel Sharon "is the Israeli figure best suited to deal with the intifadah" [FBIS 5/19].

Arab World: Hasan II invites Egypt to participate in upcoming Arab summit [FBIS 5/17]. PLO Chairman Arafat offers to name Palestinian government composed of residents of O.T. [WP 5/18]. Egypt rejects Israel's plan for elections in O.T., reiterates call for international conference [FBIS 5/17].

Military Action

Occupied Palestine/Israel: In Jenin Palestinian is shot, killed [FBIS 5/17]. Troops shoot, wound at least 5 Palestinians in Gaza [FBIS 5/18]. 

Social/Economic/Political

Occupied Palestine/Israel: Israel's cabinet endorses Shamir's election proposal, 20-6 [NYT 5/15, MET 5/23].

Arab World: Syria announces it will not oppose Egypt participation in upcoming (5/23) Arab summit; Egypt was suspended from Arab League following 1979 treaty with Israel. Syrian, PLO officials schedule meetings during Arab summit [NYT 5/15].

Military Action

Occupied Palestine/Israel: In northern Israel Palestinian shoots, slightly injures 2 policemen before being seriously wounded [MET 5/23]. In Gaza 25-year-old Palestinian, suspected of collaboration, is found dead. Israeli troops shoot, wound 8 Palestinians in O.T. In Gaza curfew confines 210,000 Palestinians to their homes [NYT 5/13].

Arab World: Land mine kills SLA soldier, wounds another in Israeli-imposed "security zone" in S. Lebanon [MET 5/23].

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].