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  • February 21, 1998

    Jordanians in Ma'an continue to demonstrate against possible U.S.-British attack on Iraq, clash with troops; 20 are injured, 12 are arrested. Government imposes curfew, cuts phone...

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  • February 8, 1997

    10 top Israeli lawmakers (incl. Likud's Michael Eytan; Labor's Beilin; fmr. Shin Bet officials Gideon Ezra, Yaacov Perry; settler leader Yisarel Harel) meet to discuss the Israeli military...

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Jordanians in Ma'an continue to demonstrate against possible U.S.-British attack on Iraq, clash with troops; 20 are injured, 12 are arrested. Government imposes curfew, cuts phone service to town. Soldiers go house-to-house searching for arms, patrol streets. (MBC 2/20 in WNC 2/24; al-Dustur, JTV, RMC 2/21 in WNC 2/26; MM, WP, WT 2/23; MEI 2/27) (see 2/20)

1,000 Palestinians in Dheisheh, Aida refugee camps take part in demonstration organized by Fatah to protest threats to attack Iraq. Over the weekend, smaller demonstrations are held in Bethlehem, Ramallah, Nablus, Khan Yunis. (MEI, PR 2/27)

10 top Israeli lawmakers (incl. Likud's Michael Eytan; Labor's Beilin; fmr. Shin Bet officials Gideon Ezra, Yaacov Perry; settler leader Yisarel Harel) meet to discuss the Israeli military presence in s. Lebanon in light of the helicopter crash 2/4; recommend the government consider a unilateral pullout. (MM, NYT, WT 2/10; MM 2/11)

In Heliopolis, outside of Cairo, gunmen attempt to assassinate Egyptian PM Kamal al-Janzuri, who escapes unharmed. (MBC 2/8 in WNC 2/11)