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  • July 30, 1996

    PC weekly session opens 1 day early. (RMC 7/30, VOP 7/31 in FBIS 7/31; PR 8/2; SA 8/2 in FBIS 8/2; PR 8/9; JP 8/10)

    Palestinian prisoner in PA custody, Mahmud Jumayil, is left brain dead,...

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  • July 26, 1996

    PM Netanyahu orders the resumption of Israeli-PA security contacts. (MEI 7/5)

    2 Israelis are killed, 1 is wounded in a drive-by shooting 15 mi. southwest of Jerusalem in central Israel. IDF...

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PC weekly session opens 1 day early. (RMC 7/30, VOP 7/31 in FBIS 7/31; PR 8/2; SA 8/2 in FBIS 8/2; PR 8/9; JP 8/10)

Palestinian prisoner in PA custody, Mahmud Jumayil, is left brain dead, with skull fractures and burn marks, after alleged torture by PA coastal police at Jneid prison nr. Nablus. Another Palestinian jailed with Jumayil is missing. (NYT, WT 7/31; JP 8/1 in FBIS 8/1; CSM, MM, PR 8/2; Houston Chronicle 8/5; PR 8/9; MEI 8/16; WP 8/20)

Acting on information provided by the PSF on Arafat's orders, IDF finds nr. Tel Aviv the remains of a soldier kidnapped, killed 7 yrs. ago by Hamas. (ITV, QY 7/30 in FBIS 7/31; MM, NYT, WP, WT 7/31; QY 7/31 in FBIS 8/1)

In s. Israel, bedouin fr. the Tarabin al-Sana tribe, protesting the confiscation of their land for the expansion of the Jewish town of Omer, attack Israeli police with stones, slingshots, wounding 39 officers. 37 bedouin are arrested. (WT 7/31; PR 8/2)

PC mbr. Zaki is rearrested. (VOP 7/30 in FBIS 7/31; VOP 8/1 in FBIS 8/1) (see 6/25)

In Frankfurt, 2 Palestinian refugees fr. s. Lebanon turn themselves in to German authorities, say they were involved in the Iberia hijacking 7/26, ask for political asylum. (NYT 7/31)

PM Netanyahu orders the resumption of Israeli-PA security contacts. (MEI 7/5)

2 Israelis are killed, 1 is wounded in a drive-by shooting 15 mi. southwest of Jerusalem in central Israel. IDF suspects PFLP carried out attack, reseals West Bank, closes Jericho, demands PA find assailants. (MM, WP 7/26; QY, VOP 7/26 in FBIS 7/26; NYT, WP, WT 7/27; WP 7/29; WJW 8/1)

Pres. Clinton rejects clemency appeal of convicted spy for Israel, Jonathan Pollard. Israeli PM Netanyahu regrets the decision. (NYT 7/27; IDF Radio, QY 7/27 in FBIS 7/29; WT 7/28; WJW 8/1)

Palestinian fr. s. Lebanon hijacks Cuba bound Iberia airplane to Miami, turns himself over to U.S. officials. (NYT 7/31)