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  • May 13, 1994

    PLA's al-Aqsa Brigade takes up duties as Palestinian police in Jericho, ending Israeli occupation. Joint Israeli-Palestinian patrols commence immediately, 1 stopping Kach sympathizers trying to...

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  • April 23, 1985

    Social/Economic/Political

    Occupied Palestine/Israel: Al-Najah U. officials condemn 4/22 seizure of university-owned land by IDF as attempt to expand nearby Jnaid prison [FJ 4/26].

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PLA's al-Aqsa Brigade takes up duties as Palestinian police in Jericho, ending Israeli occupation. Joint Israeli-Palestinian patrols commence immediately, 1 stopping Kach sympathizers trying to enter Shalom Al Yisrael synagogue. 9-yr.-old Palestinian killed when his brother accidentally fires a police officer's rifle. Officer whose weapon fired arrested, to be court-martialled for negligence. (MM 5/13; NYT, WP, WT 5/14; NYT 5/15)

IDF leaves another base in Khan Yunis, turning it over to Palestinian police. (WP 5/14)

Hamas-led marches in Gaza Strip clash with IDF. 2 Palestinians wounded by IDF gunfire. (WP 5/14)

Informal talks on final status of o.t. open at Bruno Kreisky Forum in Vienna, grouping MKs led by Eli Dayan (Labor), PLO delegation under Ahmad Tibi. (MM 5/13)

Social/Economic/Political

Occupied Palestine/Israel: Al-Najah U. officials condemn 4/22 seizure of university-owned land by IDF as attempt to expand nearby Jnaid prison [FJ 4/26].

Other Countries: In Athens, former Austrian PM Bruno Kreisky, Western diplomats announce Israel to exchange 1,000 Palestinian prisoners for 3 IDF soldiers captured in 1982 and held by PFLP-GC; ICRC serving as intermediary [LAT 4/24].

Military Action

Occupied Palestine/Israel: Palestinian taxi driver shot, killed in Jerusalem with IDF-issue rifle; authorities fear revenge killing in response to 4/19 killing of Israeli taxi driver [JP 4/24]. IDF court in Lydda convicts Ahmad Safuri of 4/16/84 grenade attack on IDF base which injured one soldier [JP 4/24].

Arab World: Action in S. Lebanon: Lebanese Forces evacuate hills overlooking Sidon [MG 4/24]. IDF kill 2 resistance fighters on Jabal Baruk. RPG fired at IDF post near Saleh. RPG fired at IDF position in Burj al-Shamali. Shots fired at IDF vehicle in Qasmiya region; no IDF casualties in any of the actions [JP 4/24].