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  • May 30, 1992

    Chmn. Arafat meets with Pres. Asad in Damascus. (MM 6/1)

    UNLU issues call no. 83 calling for control of killings of alleged collaborators. Proclamation also condemns visit made by Shaykh...

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  • May 13, 1992

    Multilateral talks on refugees open in Ottawa with Palestinians asserting that solution for Palestinian refugees should be made through implementation of UN Gen. Assembly Res. 194, which calls for...

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  • May 9, 1990

    Interim P.M. Shamir endorses $1 billion plan to absorb another 150,000 Jewish immigrants into Israel [WT 5/10].

    Abdullah Omar Nasif, sec. gen. of World Islamic League sends messages to...

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Chmn. Arafat meets with Pres. Asad in Damascus. (MM 6/1)

UNLU issues call no. 83 calling for control of killings of alleged collaborators. Proclamation also condemns visit made by Shaykh Ishaq Idris Sakhouta, head of World Islamic League, to Israel and o.t. (Algiers VOP 5/30 in FBIS 6/2)

Israeli security guard killed when 2 infiltrators swim to Eilat from Aqaba, Jordan. IDF, police kill 1 guerrilla, capture second following gunbattle. Two more infiltrators drown before reaching Israel. (WP 5/31)

IDF raids Aqraba, near Nablus, arrests 71 persons. (Ha Aretz 6/2 in FBIS 6/3)

Multilateral talks on refugees open in Ottawa with Palestinians asserting that solution for Palestinian refugees should be made through implementation of UN Gen. Assembly Res. 194, which calls for repatriation of refugees or compensation. Israel boycotts talks. (MM 5/12)

Responding to 5/12 U.S. statement regarding right of Palestinian refugees to return, PM Shamir states "There is only a Jewish 'right of return' to the Land of Israel." State Dept. clarifies 5/12 statement, reaffirming U.S. support for Res. 194 and Sec. Council Res. 237 (adopted 14 June 1967) regarding return of Palestinian refugees but adding that this remains a matter to be negotiated between Palestinians and Israel. (NYT, MM 5/14)

Multilateral talks on water open in Vienna with more than 30 delegations attending. (WP 5/14)

Palestinian negotiators Zakariyal-Agha, 'Abd al-Rahman Hamad are refused entry into Gaza by Israeli authorities at Rafah border crossing point for a second time after they again refused to allow border guards to search documents they were carrying [see 5/12]. (MM 5/15)

Annual assembly of World Health Organization passes resolution criticizing Israel for health conditions in o.t. (MM 5/14)

In Jerusalem, Jordanian-controlled Higher Islamic Council warns against intervention by "foreign or international bodies" in repair work to Islamic holy sites in E. Jerusalem, an apparent reference to Saudi attempts to finance repairs of shrines in coordination with UNESCO [Jordan has traditionally been responsible for shrines' maintenance] [see 4/29, 5/5, 5/11, 5/12]. (MM 5/13; NYT 5/14)

Shaykh Ishaq Idris Sakhouta, head of Cairo-based and Saudi-financed World Islamic League, begins visit to Israel and o.t. After praying at al-Aqsa mosque in E. Jerusalem, Sakhouta praises Israel's handling of Islamic shrines in Jerusalem during meeting with Jerusalem mayor Teddy Kollek [Sakhouta's visit is being financed by an Israeli tourist company which seeks to increase Muslim tourism to Islamic holy sites in o.t.] (MM 5/14)

IDF kill "wanted" Palestinian in Immatin, near Tulkarm. Separate gun battle between IDF and 3 Palestinians leaves 1 Palestinian wounded. (Qol Yisra'el 5/14 in FBIS 5/14

Interim P.M. Shamir endorses $1 billion plan to absorb another 150,000 Jewish immigrants into Israel [WT 5/10].

Abdullah Omar Nasif, sec. gen. of World Islamic League sends messages to Mikhail Gorbachev and Pres. Bush appealing for help to stop Soviet Jewish emigration to Israel [WT 5/10].

U.S. House Foreign Affairs subcommittees on Europe and the Middle East and on human rights hold first ever hearing on intifada [WP 5/10].

Israel accuses U.S. of working with Arab nations to draft resolution at UN against immigration toIsrael, interim F.M. Moshe Arens summons U.S. ambassador William Brown for meeting to discuss alleged U.S.-Arab collusion [WT 5/10; NYT 5/11].

UN Sec. Council puts off a vote on a resolution terming Jewish settlement in O.T. and E. Jerusalem illegal [WT 5/ 10].