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  • September 7, 1989

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    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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  • August 25, 1989

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    Occupied Palestine/Israel: Laflets distributed in E. Jerusalem announce birth of Hizballah in Palestine, declare jihad against Israel and U.S. [FBIS 8/28].

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  • July 26, 1989

    Social/Economic/Political

    Arab World: PLO lists conditions under which it would approve elections in O.T.: residents of E. Jerusalem must participate, freedom of speech and immunity from...

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  • May 30, 1989

    Social/Economic/Political

    Occupied Palestine/Israel: Labor party leader Shimon Peres states that Israel must give up Gaza as part of peace process [FBIS 6/1]. Soviet F. M. Shevardnadze...

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  • May 11, 1989

    Social/Economic/Political

    Occupied Palestine/Israel: Israeli officials state that Sec. of State Baker has sent letter to F. M. Arens pressing for specifics concerning Israel's proposed...

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  • April 8, 1989

    Social/Economic/Political

    Occupied PalestinelIsrael: Jerusalem Post reports that secret govemment report anticipates massive emigration of Jews from Soviet Union; U.S. will be...

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  • April 5, 1989

    Social/Economic/Political

    Arab World: Hani al-Hasan, adviser to Arafat, states that Algerian delegation is currently visiting Damascus to prepare for reconciliation between Syria, PLO [FBIS...

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  • March 17, 1989

    Social/Economic/Political

    Arab World: Hadashot reports that Soviet F.M. Shevardnadze told Egyptian parliamentarians that U.S.S.R. would contemplate sanctions against Israel if Israel...

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  • March 16, 1989

    Social/Economic/Political

    Occupied Palestine/Israel: Absorption Minister Yitzhaq Peretz announces that of 2,226 Jews leaving the Soviet Union in February only 332 immigrated to Israel; in...

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  • February 24, 1989

    Social/Economic/Political

    Occupied Palestine/lsrael: Shamir reiterates rejection of intemational peace conference, talks with PLO [FBIS 2/28]. Israel announces that Palestinians from O.T....

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  • February 23, 1989

    Social/Economic/Political

    Occupied Palestine/Israel: Israel closes 4 schools in Gaza following demonstrations [FBIS 2/24].

    Arab World: In Cairo, Arafat holds press conference with...

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  • February 22, 1989

    Social/Economic/Political

    Occupied Palestine/lsrael: PLO Executive Committee member Salah Khalaf (Abu lyad) addresses (via videotape) Jerusalem-based International Center for Peace in the...

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  • February 18, 1989

    Social/Economic/Political

    Occupied Palestine/Israel: O.T.'s trade deficit with Israel is cut by 66% in 1988, according to Bank of Israel UP 2/18]. Curfew is imposed on Tulkarm. Israel lifts...

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  • December 26, 1988

    Social/Economic/Political

    Occupied Palestine/Israel: Shamir aide says prime minister may ask U.S., U.S.S.R. to sponsor M.E. peace talks [NYT 12/27].

    Arab World: Mubarak makes Israel'...

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  • November 28, 1988

    Social/Economic/Political

    Occupied Palestine/Israel: General strike is observed in O.T. [FJ 12/5].

    Other Countries: UN Host Country Committee recommends General Assembly vote to have...

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  • November 18, 1988

    Social/Economic/Political

    Occupied Palestine/Israel: F.M. Peres summons 42 diplomats to denounce Soviet endorsement of Palestinian independence [WP 11/19].

    Other Countries: U.S.S.R....

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  • September 13, 1988

    Social/Economic/Political

    Other Countries: Speaking before the socialist members of the European Parliament, PLO chairman Arafat reiterates PLO's willingness to participate in international...

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  • July 26, 1988

    Social/Economic/Political

    Occupied Palestine/Israel: Israel sends 6- member delegation to Soviet Union for first official visit in 21 years [WP 7/27].

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  • June 9, 1988

    Social/Economic/Political

    Occupied Palestine/Israel: Report issued by 6 Israeli doctors concludes IDF should stop using high velocity bullets that have left 15 people fully or partially...

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  • May 24, 1988

    Social/Economic/Political

    Occupied Palestine/Israel: In order to show "Jewish presence" MKs Dov Shilansky and Ovadiya Eli tour Temple Mount [WT 5/25, FJ 5/29]. It is announced that an...

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  • May 19, 1988

    Social/Economic/Political

    Occupied Palestine/Israel: In Jerusalem, U. S. ambassador to the UN, Vernon Walters, seeks Israeli assurances that it will not attack Hizballah positions in...

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  • May 17, 1988

    Social/Economic/Political

    Occupied Palestine/Israel: Israel lifts curfew on Nablus [WP 5/18, NYT 5/18]. Curfew is lifted on Beach camp in Gaza, but area is later declared closed military...

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  • March 8, 1988

    Social/Economic/Political

    Occupied Palestine/Israel: Body of stabbed Palestinian policeman is found in refugee camp north of Jericho [WP 3/9]. In Biddu village, Israeli authorities demolish...

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  • February 21, 1988

    Social/Economic/Political

    Occupied Palestine/Israel: F.M. Peres confirms he wrote Atty. Gen. Edwin Meese III in 1985 about Iraqi oil pipeline project [LAT 2/22]. Peres states continued...

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  • January 18, 1988

    Social/Economic/Political

    Occupied Palestine/Israel: Commercial strike in E. Jerusalem continues [CSM 1/19]. Shops in W. Bank cities remain closed despite army attempts to break strike. In...

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  • December 22, 1987

    Social/Economic/Political

    Occupied Palestine/Israel: Def. Min. Rabin tours Gaza, says more troops are being deployed in occupied territories. According to Palestine Press Service, 2...

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  • December 4, 1987

    Social/Economic/Political

    Occupied Palestine/Israel: Jamal Hindi petitions Ramallah military objections com. to cancel his deportation order [FJ 12/6]. In Gaza City, Palestine Religious...

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  • November 6, 1987

    Social/Economic/Political

    Occupied Palestine/Israel: Attorney Ibrahim Irshayd, sec. of Prisoners' Friends Assoc., calls for closure of Kafr Una Prison [FJ 11/8].

    Arab World: Senior...

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  • October 21, 1987

    Social/Economic/Political

    Occupied Palestine/Israel: Nablus military court sentences 2 Palestinians to life imprisonment for murder of Nablus Mayor Zafir al-Masri [WP 10/22]. Tulkarm...

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  • October 13, 1987

    Social/Economic/Political

    Occupied Palestine/Israel: Israel's Foreign Ministry announces it has granted permission to Soviet delegation to extend its stay for an additional 3 months [NYT 10...

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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: Laflets distributed in E. Jerusalem announce birth of Hizballah in Palestine, declare jihad against Israel and U.S. [FBIS 8/28].

Arab World: In Aden for visit, Arafat says latest round of U.S.-PLO talks did not go as they should have, blames U.S. intransigence [FBIS 8/28].

Military Action

Occupied Palestine/Israel: 46-year-old Israeli is found in a W. Bank village after reportedly being kidnapped on 8/24 by masked Palestinians [FBIS 8/25; NYT 8/26; MET 9/5]. Israeli figures say 13 Palestinians have been killed in the O.T. in the past eight days; that the violence has increased because Palestinian leaders have vowed to step up the intifada [WP 8/26]. Acting under new regulation that allows troops to shoot at masked Palestinians, soldiers shoot, wound one of several masked youths who clashed with IDF patrol in Jabaliyyah [FBIS 8/28].

Other Countries: Five-vessel French Navy task force remains off the Lebanese coast [NYT 8/26]; the French are joined by eight U.S. ships, including the battleship Iowa. Soviet guided missile cruiser Kirov is also there [FBIS 8/25].

Social/Economic/Political

Arab World: PLO lists conditions under which it would approve elections in O.T.: residents of E. Jerusalem must participate, freedom of speech and immunity from prosecution must be ensured, army must withdraw from population centers on election day, Egyptians and Americans would serve as election monitors, Israel must agree to principle of land-for-peace [WP 7/27]. Jordanian branch of PFLP dissolves, forms New Jordanian People's Democratic Party to participate in Jordanian politics [MET 8/8].

Other Countries: Soviet Union starts issuing tourist visas to Israelis for 1st time since 1967 War [NYT 7/27].

Military Action

Occupied Palestine/lsrael: In Gaza Strip 16 Palestinians are wounded during clashes with Israeli troops. At least 4 Palestinians are shot in W. Bank [FJ 7/31]

Social/Economic/Political

Occupied Palestine/Israel: Labor party leader Shimon Peres states that Israel must give up Gaza as part of peace process [FBIS 6/1]. Soviet F. M. Shevardnadze calls Israel's plan for elections in O.T. "interesting" [FBIS 5/30]. D. M. Rabin states that standard of living in O.T. has dropped 40% due to uprising [FBIS 6/1]. Palestinian workers in W. Bank settlement, Ariel, must wear badges identifying them as foreign workers [NYT, FBIS 6/1].

Military Action

Occupied Palestine/Israel: In Tulkarm soldiers open fire, wound 4 Palestinians. In Nusayrat troops seriously wound Palestinian [FBIS 5/31]. Arab World: SLA troops open fire, kill guerrilla in south Lebanon; SLA soldier is injured [FBIS 5/31].

Social/Economic/Political

Occupied Palestine/Israel: Israeli officials state that Sec. of State Baker has sent letter to F. M. Arens pressing for specifics concerning Israel's proposed election for O.T.-status of E. Jerusalem residents, international supervision, link between autonomy and final settlement [WP 5/12].

Military Action

Occupied Palestine/Israel: IDF kills 17- year-old Palestinian in Hebron [FBIS 5/11, NYT 5/12]. Over 100 right-wing Israeli march through Ashkelon, chant, "Death to Arabs," stoning Arab cars [NYT 5/12].

Arab World: Egypt is considering forgoing production of U.S.-designed M-IA1 tank in favor of joint Egyptian-Iraqi production of tank based on Soviet T-72 [WP 5/12].

Social/Economic/Political

Occupied PalestinelIsrael: Jerusalem Post reports that secret govemment report anticipates massive emigration of Jews from Soviet Union; U.S. will be unwilling or unable to accept such large numbers of immigrants. The report supports Israeli attempts to bar Soviet Jews with Israeli visas from dropping out and to persuade American Jews to limit their "competition" for Soviet Jewry [JP 4/8]. Palestinians observe general strike in O.T. [FBIS 4/10].

Military Action

Occupied Palestine/Israel: In Rafah Palestinians clash with Israeli troops, 3 Palestinians are injured. In Gaza City 2 Palestinians are injured during protests [FJ 4/17].

Social/Economic/Political

Arab World: Hani al-Hasan, adviser to Arafat, states that Algerian delegation is currently visiting Damascus to prepare for reconciliation between Syria, PLO [FBIS 4/5].

Other Countries: U.S. calls Soviet sale of SU-24 aircraft to Libya "dangerous" [WP 4/6]. U.S. trade policy committee rejects appeal made by Arab-Americans to strip Israel of preferential trade privileges [NYT 4/6].

Military Action

Occupied Palestine/Israel: Soldiers shoot, wound 2 Palestinians in O.T., including 13-year-old boy in Balata camp [LAT 4/6]. In "humanitarian gesture" Israel releases 450 Palestinian prisoners [WP, LAT 4/6].

Social/Economic/Political

Arab World: Hadashot reports that Soviet F.M. Shevardnadze told Egyptian parliamentarians that U.S.S.R. would contemplate sanctions against Israel if Israel refuses to talk to PLO, hinders peace process [FBIS 3/17].

Other Countries: U.K. is no longer opposed to creation of Palestinian state in W. Bank, Gaza [FBIS 3/17].

Military Action Occupied Palestine/Israel: In Gaza 4 Palestinians are wounded during clashes [FJ 3/20]. Palestinians kill 2 collaborators in O.T. [NYT 3/18]. Guerrillas cross Jordan River, shoot, kill 1 Israeli soldier; wound another [NYT 3/19].

Social/Economic/Political

Occupied Palestine/Israel: Absorption Minister Yitzhaq Peretz announces that of 2,226 Jews leaving the Soviet Union in February only 332 immigrated to Israel; in first 2 weeks of March only 60 of the 1,641 Jews leaving Soviet Union went to Israel [FBIS 3/16, JP 3/25].

Arab World: Egypt takes full control of Taba [WP 3/16].

Military Action

Occupied Palestine/Israel: In Burqin Israeli troops destroy homes of 3 Palestinians [FBIS 3/17].

Social/Economic/Political

Occupied Palestine/lsrael: Shamir reiterates rejection of intemational peace conference, talks with PLO [FBIS 2/28]. Israel announces that Palestinians from O.T. involved in demonstrations, political activity as well as those who have not paid their taxes will be denied permits to work in Israel [MET 3/7].

Arab World: Palestinian sources state that Soviet F.M. Shevardnadze has invited Arafat, Hafiz al-Asad to Moscow in order to mend fences [FBIS 2/24].

Military Action

Occupied Palestine/Israel: In Nablus soldier is killed by cinder block dropped by Palestinian [FBIS 2/24, WP 2/25]. In Gaza at least 9 Palestinians are wounded by soldiers [WP 3/25].

Arab World: SLA troops shoot, kill UNIFIL soldier in Israeli-imposed "security zone" [FBIS 2/24]

Social/Economic/Political

Occupied Palestine/Israel: Israel closes 4 schools in Gaza following demonstrations [FBIS 2/24].

Arab World: In Cairo, Arafat holds press conference with Israeli journalists, reaffirms willingness to accept three-part state consisting of Israel, Palestine, Jordan. Soviet F.M. Shevardnadze arrives in Baghdad for talks with Iraqi pres. Saddam Husayn [FBIS 2/24].

Other Countries: Egyptian pres. Mubarak, Jordan's King Hussein meet with Pres. Bush at Japanese emperor Hirohito's funeral, ask him to back Middle East peace conference; Israeli pres. Chaim Herzog urges Bush to wait [WP, LAT 2/24].

Military Action

Occupied Palestine/Israel: In al-'Ayzariyyah Israeli civilians shoot, wound 4 Palestinians after their car was stoned. At least 6 other Palestinians are wounded throughout O.T. [FBIS 2/24].

Arab World: South Lebanese Army (SLA) forces shoot, kill 3 DFLP guerrillas attempting to cross Israel's northern border [FBIS 2/24, NYT 2/24].

Social/Economic/Political

Occupied Palestine/lsrael: PLO Executive Committee member Salah Khalaf (Abu lyad) addresses (via videotape) Jerusalem-based International Center for Peace in the Middle East, urges direct PLO-Israeli talks [FBIS WP 2/23].

Arab World: In Cairo Israeli F.M. Arens meets with Soviet F.M. Shevardnadze [NYT 2/23].

Military Action

Occupied Palestine/lsrael: Israeli soldiers, disguised as Arabs, shoot, kill 57-year-old Palestinian shopkeeper. In Gaza suspected collaborator is shot, killed [MET 3/7].

Social/Economic/Political

Occupied Palestine/Israel: O.T.'s trade deficit with Israel is cut by 66% in 1988, according to Bank of Israel UP 2/18]. Curfew is imposed on Tulkarm. Israel lifts night curfew imposed on Gaza Strip in order to allow workers to leave Gaza during upcoming 3-day strike [FBIS 2/21]. Tourism in Israel drops 14% in 1988 [NYT 2/19].

Arab World: Soviet F.M. Shevardnadze meets with Syrian pres. Asad [NYT, WP 2/19]. 50 intemational delegations meet in Sanaa, N. Yemen for conference sponsored by Yemeni Council for Peace and Solidarity to discuss Palestinian uprising, nuclear weapons, development, security [AYA 2/27]. Faruq al-Qaddumi meets with U.A.E. pres. Nuhayyan [FBIS 2/23].

Military Action Occupied Palestine/Israel: 14-year-old Palestinian from Rafah dies from wounds received 2/13 [FJ 2/27]. In E. Jerusalem 21-year-old Israeli is stabbed, killed by Palestinian [FBIS 2/21, FJ 2/27]. At least 6 Palestinians are wounded by Israeli troops on W. Bank [FJ 2/27].

Arab World: Israel shells UN peacekeeping patrol in Israeli-imposed security belt in S. Lebanon; 2 Norwegian soldiers are wounded [FBIS 2/21, MET 2/28].

Social/Economic/Political

Occupied Palestine/Israel: Shamir aide says prime minister may ask U.S., U.S.S.R. to sponsor M.E. peace talks [NYT 12/27].

Arab World: Mubarak makes Israel's acceptance of PLO as Palestinians' representative key to visit to Israel; Israeli F.M. Arens states Israel will "never under any circumstances" deal with PLO [LAT 12/27].

Other Countries: U.S. proposes that Israel and Egypt meet to discuss how to limit spread of ballistic missiles in M.E. [NYT 12/27, WP 12/28].

Military Action

Occupied Palestine/Israel: In Gaza Strip 16 Palestinians are injured during clashes with Israeli troops. At least 5 Palestinians are shot, injured in W. Bank. In Shuwaykah troops uproot scores of olive trees [FJ 1/2]

Social/Economic/Political

Occupied Palestine/Israel: General strike is observed in O.T. [FJ 12/5].

Other Countries: UN Host Country Committee recommends General Assembly vote to have U.S. reconsider Arafat visa denial [WP 11/29]. U.K., W. Germany criticize U.S.' denial of visa to Arafat; Soviet Union calls the denial "an unconstructive and illegal step" [WP 11/29].

Military Action

Occupied Palestine/Israel: Israeli troops destroy 14 Palestinian houses; 4 homes are sealed. Troops shoot, wound 4 Palestinians in Gaza. In Nablus 3 Palestinians are shot, wounded. Authorities cut off water, electricity to Irtas [FJ 12/5]

Social/Economic/Political

Occupied Palestine/Israel: F.M. Peres summons 42 diplomats to denounce Soviet endorsement of Palestinian independence [WP 11/19].

Other Countries: U.S.S.R. endorses declaration of Palestinian state; stops short of full diplomatic recognition [WP 11/19].

Military Action Occupied

Palestine/Israel: Al-Shifa Hospital reports 8 Palestinians shot in Gaza Strip. In Silwan troops, Palestinians clash; 3 Palestinians treated for gas exposure. In Jerusalem police prevent worshipers from attending Friday prayers at al-Aqsa [FJ 11/21].

Social/Economic/Political

Other Countries: Speaking before the socialist members of the European Parliament, PLO chairman Arafat reiterates PLO's willingness to participate in international peace conference based on UN Resolution 242 and recognition of the "legitimate rights of the Palestinian people" [WP, LAT 9/14]. Sec. of State Shultz states that Jews leaving the Soviet Union should be free to come to the United States instead of being forced to resettle in Israel [WP 9/14].

Military Action

Occupied Palestine/Israel: Demonstrations erupt throughout the occupied territories. At least 5 Palestinians are shot and 60 arrested [FJ 9/18].

Social/Economic/Political

Occupied Palestine/Israel: Israel sends 6- member delegation to Soviet Union for first official visit in 21 years [WP 7/27].

Military

Occupied Palestine/Israel: Israeli soldiers shoot, kill 13-year-old in Beach camp; 2 more are wounded [WP 7/27, FJ 7/31]. Demonstrations occur in Jerusalem, Ramallah, Qalqiliyyah, Tulkarm, 'Arrub camp [FJ 7/31].

Social/Economic/Political

Occupied Palestine/Israel: Report issued by 6 Israeli doctors concludes IDF should stop using high velocity bullets that have left 15 people fully or partially paralyzed. Report also accuses the army of misusing tear gas. Faysal al-Husayni is released after 9 months without charge or trial [WP 6/10, LAT 6/12]. Ya'akov Orr, military commander of the Gaza Strip, states that 25% of the 200 Palestinian police that resigned during the uprising have returned to work [WP 6/9].

Arab World: At Arab summit, Arab states pledge to support Palestinian uprising with "all possible means," refuse to state dollar amount of support. Arab leaders also refuse to dismiss George Shultz' peace plan, while reaffirming the PLO's position as sole representative of the Palestinian people [WP 6/10, LAT 6/10].

Other Countries: Israeli P.M. Shamir and Soviet F.M. Shevardnadze meet for 2 hours at the UN, announce that planned visit of Israeli consular team to Moscow will take place in July. Shevardnadze also states diplomatic relations between the 2 will not be restored until Israel agrees to international peace conference [NYT 6/10]. At meeting of the Socialist International in Madrid the Palestinian intifadah is called a response to "the unbearable social conditions existing in the territories occupied by Israel" [FJ 6/12].

Military Occupied

Palestine/Israel: Demonstrations in honor of the 6-month anniversary of the uprising erupt on the W. Bank leaving 2 Palestinians dead, at least 4 more injured. In Sebastiya a 16-year-old isshot dead while trying to hurl a rock at soldiers [WP 6/10, FJ 6/12]. 18-year-old male and 12-year-old girl are shot during demonstrations in Tulkarm. Shopowners observe a strike in the territories, including East Jerusalem [LAT 6/12]. Afternoon demonstrations erupt in Gaza City. One of the injured claims soldiers tied him up and dragged him behind a jeep [WP 6/9]. Two IDF officers are slightly injured when their jeep is attacked with Molotov cocktails [WP 6/10]. In Gaza, soldiers order a man out of his house and then demolished with a bulldozer; army says the man had tried to burn down a local government building [NYT 6/10]. Demonstrations in Bayt Furik leave 27 Palestinians injured [FJ 6/12]. In Balatah 100 Palestinians are arrested [FJ 6/121

Social/Economic/Political

Occupied Palestine/Israel: In order to show "Jewish presence" MKs Dov Shilansky and Ovadiya Eli tour Temple Mount [WT 5/25, FJ 5/29]. It is announced that an Israeli consular delegation will visit the Soviet Union for the first time in 21 years. [WP 5/25].

Military

Occupied Palestine/Israel: In Burayj Palestinian man is shot dead by Israeli troops. A curfew is imposed, 30 people arrested in 'Anabta. One person is shot in Bayt Furik. During demonstrations in Gaza 39 people are injured [FJ 5/29].

Arab World: Large contingent of Israeli forces moves into central sector of Israeli iimposed "security zone" in S. Lebanon to stop "terrorists" from crossing the border. UN spokesman claims Israeli troops in southem Lebanon fired on UNIFIL armored car with rifles and artillery. Three Syrian soldiers are killed while manning a check point near Shatila [WT 5/25]. Israel expels 15 Lebanese from S. Lebanon for refusing to cooperate with newly formed "civil administration" [FJ5/29].

Social/Economic/Political

Occupied Palestine/Israel: In Jerusalem, U. S. ambassador to the UN, Vernon Walters, seeks Israeli assurances that it will not attack Hizballah positions in Lebanon for fear it may endanger the lives of the hostages held in Beirut [LAT 5/20].

Arab World: Egyptian foreign minister 'Ismat 'Abd al-Magid arrives in Moscow; is expected to sign a major, five-year economic and trade agreement with the U.S.S.R. [WT 5/20].

Military Actio

Occupied Palestine/Israel: Curfews in 'Anabta and Tulkarm enter sixth day, army prevents food, medical supplies from entering [FJ 5/22]. In the village of Salim, IDF uproots almond and olive trees along the main road [FJ 5/22]. In Hebron P. M. Yitzhaq Shamir says that Israel was on the way to restoring "anormal situation" in the occupied territories UP 5/21].

Social/Economic/Political

Occupied Palestine/Israel: Israel lifts curfew on Nablus [WP 5/18, NYT 5/18]. Curfew is lifted on Beach camp in Gaza, but area is later declared closed military zone. Israeli officials announce W. Bank schools will reopen in 3 phases, with first phase starting 5/23. Merchants observe near total strike marking second day of three-day feast at the end of Ramadan [WP 5/18].

Other Countries: Iraeli F.M. Shimon Peres visits Washington for talks with Pres. Reagan and Soviet ambassador to U.S. Yuri Dubinin. [NYT 5/18].

Military Action

Occupied Palestine/Israel: Israeli troops wound, capture an Arab gunmanear the Jordanian border [5/18]. IDF troops wound man in Qalandiya refugee camp after man tried to seize gun from a soldier [WP 5/18, NYT 5/18, FJ 5/22]. Israeli police enter Maqassad hospital in East Jerusalem, arrest 3 visitors [FJ 5/22]. Israel reprimands 2 soldiers for firing on a village where a Palestinian was killed on 5/26. One soldier is "severely scolded"; the other is given a suspended 35-day jail sentence [NYT 5/18]. Soldiers sweep through jabalya and Bayt Hanun making arrests [FJ 5/22]. 

Social/Economic/Political

Occupied Palestine/Israel: Body of stabbed Palestinian policeman is found in refugee camp north of Jericho [WP 3/9]. In Biddu village, Israeli authorities demolish houses belonging to 2 Palestinians allegedly involved in December murder of collaborator [FJ 3/13].

Arab World: Fateh Revolutionary Council [Abu Nidal organization] releases 2 Oxfam officials "taken into custody" 3/4 in 'Ayn al-Hilwah refugee camp in Sidon [WP 3/9]. Syrian pres. al-Asad voices opposition to U.S. peace proposals but says he will not interfere with Arab governments wanting to support plan [WP 3/9].

Other Countries: Sec. of State Shultz meets with former Israeli ambassador to U.S. Moshe Arens. Asst. Sec. of State Richard Murphy leaves for Moscow to discuss Middle East peace plan with Soviet F. M. Eduard Shevardnadze [WP 3/9].

Military Action

Occupied Palestine/Israel: Palestinian shopkeeper from Mazra'ah al-Sharqiyyah is shot, killed [WP 3/9]. Army sentences 4 officers whose car was seized 3/7 by Palestinian hijackers to 35 days imprisonment for not carrying weapons while traveling off base [WP 3/9]. Military Court of Appeals releases 2 soldiers charged with burying alive 4 Salim village residents [FJ 3/13]. According to Palestinian reports, 3 babies died from effects of tear gas in Dayr al-Balah refugee camp. Israeli troops use tear gas, rubber bullets to disperse women marchers marking Intemational Women's Day in several cities; many are arrested [FJ 3/13]. Army imposes curfew on al-Mazra'ah; curfews remain in force in 'Arrub camp, Bani Na'im village, Idna village, Qabatiyyah village, Habla village, and Saylat al-Harthiyyah village [FJ 3/13].

Social/Economic/Political

Occupied Palestine/Israel: F.M. Peres confirms he wrote Atty. Gen. Edwin Meese III in 1985 about Iraqi oil pipeline project [LAT 2/22]. Peres states continued support for intemational conference but rejects role for U.S.S.R. [LAT 2/22]. UN officials charge Jerusalem police and border guards conducted 2 extensive raids in Shu'fat 2/20 and 2/21, beating residents and damaging property [WP 2/22]. Police reinforcements are deployed in Jerusalem in preparation for Sec. of State Shultz's visit [LAT 2/22]. Palestinian youth from Galilee is fined IS 1,500 and sentenced to 3 months imprisonment for raising Palestinian flag and participating in illegal demonstration 12/21 [FJ 2/28].

Arab World: According to diplomats in Cairo, PLO has withdrawn threat to abandon Cairo declaration (promising not to attack Israelis outside of Israel and the occupied territories) [NYT 2/22].

Other Countries: Palestinian journalist Hanna Siniora travels to Rome to meet with PLO officials about lifting ban on talks with Shultz [NYT 2/22].

Military Action

Occupied Palestine/Israel: In Dayr 'Ammar refugee camp near Ramallah, Palestinian is shot, killed; army says shots may have been fired by settlers [LAT 2/22]. Israeli soldiers shoot, wound Palestinian during apparent knife attack on Israeli patrol in Nablus; youth also allegedly involved in attack is killed and 4 others wounded. Army drops tear gas from helicopters to break up crowds at funeral [FJ 2/28]. At least 6 Palestinians are wounded by live ammunition during clashes in Jenin-area town of Qabatiyyah and Gaza's Khan Yunis camp [WP, LAT 2/22]. Khan Yunis is ordered under curfew. Gaza hospital officials report treating 50 for gunshot wounds, beating injuries [FJ 2/28]. Curfew remains in force in Idna; curfews are imposed in Faradis, Za'tara, and Ta'amrah villages in Bethlehem area [FJ 2/28].

Arab World: IDF units raid S. Lebanon village of Bayt al-Siyad in attempt to locate Lt. Col. William Higgins, U.S. marine kidnaped 2/17 [LAT 2/22]. 

Social/Economic/Political

Occupied Palestine/Israel: Commercial strike in E. Jerusalem continues [CSM 1/19]. Shops in W. Bank cities remain closed despite army attempts to break strike. In Balatah refugee camp, Palestinian shot by soldiers in December dies in hospital [FJ 1/24]. In Gaza Strip's Bayt Hanun village, 8 dunums of citrus trees are destroyed; Israeli officials claim stonethrowing youths hid in grove [FJ 1/24].

Other Countries: U.S. vetoes UN Security Council resolution condemning Israeli attack on Lebanon [WP, NYT 1/19]. In Helsinki, U.S.S.R. agrees to permit official Israeli visit [FBIS 1/20]. Canadian officials say they are investigating immigration case of Palestinian Mahmud Muhammad 'Isa Muhammad, convicted in 1970 of blowing up El Al plane [FJ 1/24].

Military Action

Occupied Palestine/Israel: Military imposes curfews on 'Askar and Balatah refugee camps [FJ 1/24]. Palestinian youth is shot, wounded in clash between demonstrators and IDF troops in Qabatiyyah [FJ 1/24].

Social/Economic/Political

Occupied Palestine/Israel: Def. Min. Rabin tours Gaza, says more troops are being deployed in occupied territories. According to Palestine Press Service, 2 Palestinians wounded in jenin clash 12/21 die in hospital. Military bans distribution of al-Quds in W. Bank for 1 month [NYT, LAT 12/23]. Israel orders 4 Palestinian teachers colleges closed for 1 month: Abu Dis College of Science and Technology in Bethlehem, al-Tirah Teachers College, al-Shuyukhi College, and Ramallah's al- 'Asriyyah Community College; closure of W. Bank government schools is extended until 12/27 [FBIS 12/22; FJ 12/27]. Full commercial strike shuts down Nablus [FJ 12/27]. Hebron Polytechnic College is ordered closed for 1 month [FJ 12/27].

Other Countries: Reagan administration statement criticizes Israel's "harsh security measures and excessive use of live ammunition" in the occupied territories. U.S. abstains in UN Security Council vote, allowing passage of resolution strongly deploring Israeli actions in the Gaza Strip and W. Bank [LAT, NYT 12/23]. U.S. Jewish leaders express concern over violence in territories [WP 12/23]. U.S. Pres. Ronald Reagan signs State Dept. spending bill, which includes provision requiring closure of PLO observer mission to UN [NYT 12/24]. Jordan's King Hussein arrives in Moscow, meets with Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev [CSM, LAT 12/23].

Military Action

Occupied Palestine/Israel: At Gaza's Jabalya refugee camp, Palestinian youth is shot dead, at least 3 are wounded by Israeli troops; camp is placed under curfew. At least 3 Palestinians are wounded by Israeli gunfire during clashes in Jenin and Hebron villages of Yatta and Idna [LAT 12/23; WP 12/23, 12/24]. Scattered demonstrations are reported in W. Bank [NYT 12/23]. Israeli troops arrest at least 150 people in night raid on Burayj refugee camp [FJ 12/27]. Curfew is imposed on Qalqiliyyah after demonstrators bum Israeli military govemor's car [FJ 12/27]. Military erects cement barrier at Duhayshah refugee camp's main entrance in effort to prevent rock attacks on Israeli cars [FJ 12/27

Social/Economic/Political

Occupied Palestine/Israel: Jamal Hindi petitions Ramallah military objections com. to cancel his deportation order [FJ 12/6]. In Gaza City, Palestine Religious Institute and UNRWA's vocational school reopen after 2-week military-ordered closure [FJ 12/6].

Other Countries: Israeli officials acknowledge that several Western governments have urged Israel to avoid military retaliation for hang glider attack during U.S.- U.S.S.R. summit; Israeli sources also report Israel has not yet retaliated because of Greek F.M. Karolos Papoulias' visit [WP 12/6].

Social/Economic/Political

Occupied Palestine/Israel: Attorney Ibrahim Irshayd, sec. of Prisoners' Friends Assoc., calls for closure of Kafr Una Prison [FJ 11/8].

Arab World: Senior Jordanian official states King Hussein has rejected U.S. proposal for peace conference sponsored jointly by U.S. and U.S.S.R. and is insisting on international conference [NYT 11/71.

Other Countries: Washington Post reports Israel has denied allegations of new arms sales to Iran [WP 11/6].

Military Action

Occupied Palestine/Israel: Israeli troops raid Zahra School for Girls in Gaza, arrest 6 students. Soldiers and youths clash at Jabaliya refugee camp [FJ 11/8]. Palestinian farmers in Jericho begin exporting produce to EEC through Israeli Agrexco Co. [Fl 11/8]. Residents of Laqqiyyah replant olive trees uprooted by Israeli troops; Israel uproots trees again [FJ 11/8]. Al-Quds reports Israeli Ministry of Justice has ruled all Jerusalem property owned by W. Bank Palestinians will be considered absentee property [FJ 11/8].

Arab World: Israeli patrol boat searches boat off Lebanon coast, detains passenger suspected of transporting arms to guerrilla forces [WP 11/9].

Social/Economic/Political

Occupied Palestine/Israel: Nablus military court sentences 2 Palestinians to life imprisonment for murder of Nablus Mayor Zafir al-Masri [WP 10/22]. Tulkarm College is ordered closed until 10/26 [FJ 10/25]. Israeli sources report Israel, Jordan, and U.S. are discussing plan for peace conference under joint U.S.-U.S.S.R. auspices [NYT 10/22].

Social/Economic/Political

Occupied Palestine/Israel: Israel's Foreign Ministry announces it has granted permission to Soviet delegation to extend its stay for an additional 3 months [NYT 10/14]. Israeli security officials disclose arrest of about 50 suspected guerrillas in Gaza Strip [LAT 10/15]. Students at Birzeit University protest killing of Ramallah woman 10/12 [FJ 10/13]. Jerusalem Electric Company rejects Israeli cabinet decision to reduce utility's area of service [FJ 10/18]. Palestinian political prisoners in Asqalan Prison end strike against visits after meeting with prison officials [FJ 10/18]. Members of Kach movement atempt to set fire to Natanya apartment of 4 Arabs [FJ 10/18]. Mother of recently slain Gazan is being held in Asqalan Prison on charges of hiding her son [FJ 10/18]. W. Jerusalem municipality demolishes Arab-owned house in Walajah, near Bethlehem, charging house was built without license [FJ 10/18]. Khadduri College in Tulkarm is closed by school's administration for 1 week; students protest closure [FJ 10/18]. Residents of Kisan village, southeast of Bethlehem, hold sit-in at Bethlehem Red Cross offices to protest planned destruction of their village. Israel plans to erect settlement on the site [FJ 10/25].

Military Action

Occupied Palestine/Israel: Israeli troops fire tear gas to disperse demonstrating schoolgirls in Ramallah. Soldiers clash with stone-throwing student demonstrators in E. Jerusalem [LAT 10/15; FJ 10/18]. Soldiers force some Ramallah shopkeepers to end commercial strike [FJ 10/18].