3 / 15258 Results
  • May 26, 1994

    Palestine National Authority (PNA) hold 1st official mtg. in Tunis, presided over by PLO Chmn. Arafat. (Algerian TV 5/26 in FBIS 5/27)

    World Bank approves $30 m. credit fr. Trust Fund for...

    Read more
  • January 12, 1989

    Social/Economic/Political

    Other Countries: Former U.S. officials including former Undersec. of State George Ball and former ambassadors to Saudi Arabia and Qatar-file complaint with Federal...

    Read more
  • July 15, 1982

    Military Action:

    Cease-fire appears to hold, despite minor clashes near airport; WAFA says 5 Israelis tried to move on the airport and failed; IDF jets fly over Beirut in mock raids; PLO...

    Read more

Palestine National Authority (PNA) hold 1st official mtg. in Tunis, presided over by PLO Chmn. Arafat. (Algerian TV 5/26 in FBIS 5/27)

World Bank approves $30 m. credit fr. Trust Fund for Gaza to 3-yr., $128 m. Emergency Rehabilitation Project to improve Gaza water supply, sanitation.  (World Bank release, 5/26)

Trial opens in Beirut of Namiq Kamal, charged in 1976 murder of U.S. Amb. Francis Meloy, embassy counselor, and Lebanese driver.  Kamal, fugitive Basim Muhammad Farkh, and 3d Lebanese, all with links to PFLP, had been arrested at time but released during civil war.  (MM 5/26; WT 5/27, 5/30)

Death in New York of frmr. Undersecy of State George W. Ball, frequent critic of Israeli policies.  (NYT, WP, WT 5/28)

Britain ends 12-yr-old arms embargo on Israel, allowing Israeli firms to bid on Defence Min. tenders.  Embargo had been imposed after 1982 Lebanon war.  (JP 6/4)

Social/Economic/Political

Other Countries: Former U.S. officials including former Undersec. of State George Ball and former ambassadors to Saudi Arabia and Qatar-file complaint with Federal Elections Commission charging that American-Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) has violated federal election laws [NYT 1/13].

Military Action

Occupied Palestine/Israel: In Tulkarm 11- year-old Palestinian dies from gunshot wounds [WP 1/13, FJ 1/16]. In Tulkarm at least 60 people are injured as troops use live ammunition, tear gas, clubs to break up demonstrations at funeral of Palestinian who died 1/11 [FJ 1/16]. At least 16 people are arrested in Jerusalem area as troops break up demonstrations [WP 1/13, FJ 1/ 16]. Settlers,oldiers shoot, wound 4 Palestinians in Hebron. In Kafr Malik troops shoot, injure 2Palestinians. Troopshoot, wound Palestinian in Nusayrat refugee camp. In Khan Yunis soldiers shoot, injure 4 Palestinians. In Gaza 4 Palestinian homes are demolished [FJ 1/16]. Soldiers clash with settlers protesting IDF's failure to put down uprising [WP 1/13].

Military Action:

Cease-fire appears to hold, despite minor clashes near airport; WAFA says 5 Israelis tried to move on the airport and failed; IDF jets fly over Beirut in mock raids; PLO commander Salah Taamari reportedly surrenders to IDF in Sidon.

Casualties:

IDF soldier reported wounded in fighting with Syrians along highway.

Political Responses:

Israel/ Occupied Territories: Israelis fear PLO gains from talk delays; Shamir says government will give Habib more time for negotiations, after consultations with Begin and Sharon; Israeli media cites Egyptian pressures, Reagan's letter of last week, and European threats of sanctions as restraining Israeli options; Mapam distributes leaflet questioning whole operation; Begin asks attorney general to investigate if Mapam has committed a crime in circulating the document; Abraham Burg, son of Interior Minister, and two other reserve officers met with Begin recently to urge him to halt the war; British employee at Bir Zeit University asserts she was beaten while in detention, foreign ministry refuses to accept a UK diplomatic protest of the incident; Argov regains consciousness in London hospital; Israeli police detain dozens of students "suspected" of being students at Bir Zeit University; police also arrest 4 staff members of newspaper al-Fajr.

Palestinians/ Lebanese: Issue of where guerrillas can go holds up negotiations; Arafat expects large IDF operation in near future, says guerrillas can withstand long siege; Sarkis reportedly ill; 2 Druze Cabinet Ministers disavow declaration of yesterday; PLO formally asks Syria for haven if agreement is reached; Fuad Shemali, military commander of right-wing Lebanese militia "Guards of the Cedars" announces support for Bashir Gemayel for president of Lebanon.

Arab Governments: Renewed Iran/Iraq hostilities reportedly slows negotiating process; Damascus Radio calls on other Arab countries to ensure PLO does not move from Lebanon to other countries; Egypt calls for Arab summit, urges direct US-PLO negotiations.

US and Other Countries: West German foreign minister visits Egypt, harshly criticizes IDF invasion of Lebanon; US urges Arab countries to help resettle surrounded PLO; Reagan contacts Saudi, Syrian governments regarding haven for PLO; former US official George Ball strongly criticizes Israeli invasion and lack of strong US response; Congressional leaders and foreign policy experts say Israel violated US restrictions on use of cluster bombs but disagree on US response; Mitterrand of France meets PLO leader Kaddoumi.