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  • April 28, 1992

    Palestinian spokeswoman Hanan Ashrawi criticizes Israeli proposal to hold test municipal elections in o.t. but states Palestinian delegation has not rejected the proposal outright. Lebanese,...

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  • December 27, 1985

    Social/Economic/Political

    Occupied Palestine/Israel: Al-Fajr reports ultra-Orthodox, anti-Zionist Neturei Karta sect is issuing travel documents they hope will replace their...

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  • November 27, 1985

    Social/Economic/Political

    Occupied Palestine/Israel: Ultra-Orthodox, anti-Zionist Neturei Karta sect has applied for representation on the Central Committee of the Palestine National...

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  • June 8, 1984

    Social/Economic/Political

    Occupied Palestine/Israel: DM Arens decides, for "security reasons," not to ban Arab-Jewish "Progressive Slate for Peace" election slate. Military censor bans...

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  • May 7, 1984

    Social/Economic/Political:

    Occupied Palestine/Israel: Israelis commemorate 36th "Independence Day" (by Jewish calendar); Naturei Karta's Rabbi Hirsch calls it "[day of] independence from...

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  • March 25, 1984

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    Occupied Palestine/Israel: League for Human and Civil Rights in Israel charges IDF detention center at Fara'a (West Bank) is factory for torture of inmates (...

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  • February 12, 1984

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    Occupied Palestine/Israel: Al-Najah National U. resumes classes after 21-day closure; al-Najah admin. agrees to postpone decision to withold credit from students attending...

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  • May 29, 1983

    Military Action:

    1200 US Marines arrive in Beirut to relieve units deployed with MNF since February; IDF reinforces positions in Bekaa, keeps troops on special alert for 4th consecutive day...

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  • March 25, 1983

    Military Action:

    Lebanese Army detains 28 persons in Bir el-Abd district of Beirut in connection with attacks on MNF, 2 Palestinians charged; Israel and Syria move tank reinforcements into...

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Palestinian spokeswoman Hanan Ashrawi criticizes Israeli proposal to hold test municipal elections in o.t. but states Palestinian delegation has not rejected the proposal outright. Lebanese, Israeli delegations disagree on anti-Israeli resistance in S. Lebanon. (WP 4/29; Voice of Lebanon, Beirut Radio Lebanon 4/29 in FBIS 4/29; Israel Television 4/29 in FBIS 4/30)

FM Levy informs Secy. of State Baker Israel will not attend upcoming multilateral talks on refugees, economic development, if Palestinians from outside o.t. participate [see 4/7]. (Israel Television 4/28 in FBIS 4/29)

In interviews published in E. Jerusalem press, Nayif Hawatima, leader of one faction of the DFLP, expresses support for municipal elections if they are held under international supervision throughout o.t. and not in selected towns as Israel proposed. Hawatima also criticizes PLO leadership for allegedly exceeding bounds set by Palestine National Council, PLO Central Council resolutions, calls for reforms within PLO, and urgesuspending Palestinian participation in peace talks. (Sawt al-Sha'b 4/28 in FBIS 4/30; MM 4/28)

Faisal Husseini sends letter to 2 members of anti-Zionist Orthodox Jewish movement Neturei Karta appointing them to advisory committee of Palestinian delegation. (Yedi'ot Aharonot 4/29 in FBIS 4/30)

Syrian FM Faruq al-Shar' announces hindrances on travel abroad by Syrian Jews have been removed [see 4/13, 4/23], but stresses difference between "travel" and "emigration." Al-Shar' also states Syrian Jews have no desire to emigrate from Syria. (MM 4/29; Syrian Arab Republic Radio 4/29 in FBIS 4/29)

Israel Television announces work has begun on 12-km. road linking Jerusalem with settlements in Gush Tzion. Road will allow settlers to bypass Palestinian villages between Bethlehem and Hebron, and is described as largest road project ever carried out by Israel. (MM 4/29)

Israeli police announce arrests of 12 Palestinian citizens of Israel whom police accuse of membershipn Islamic Jihad. (MM 4/29

Social/Economic/Political

Occupied Palestine/Israel: Al-Fajr reports ultra-Orthodox, anti-Zionist Neturei Karta sect is issuing travel documents they hope will replace their Israeli passports [FJ 12/27].

Military Action

Other Countries: Gunmen hurl grenades, fire submachine guns at crowds of travelers near El Al counters in Rome and Vienna airports, killing 16, wounding 118. Four gunmen are killed, 3 wounded and captured [NYT, WP, LAT 12/28]. One tells police he is "Palestinian freedom fighter" born in Shatila camp [WP 12/28; OB 12/29]. PLO officials deny organization is responsible [NYT 12/28]. Israeli officials blame attacks on Palestinians, vow revenge "in every place and at any time [Israel] sees fit" [LAT, MG 12/28].

Social/Economic/Political

Occupied Palestine/Israel: Ultra-Orthodox, anti-Zionist Neturei Karta sect has applied for representation on the Central Committee of the Palestine National Council [JTA 11/27]. High Court orders military commander of occupied territories, prison commissioner to show cause within 30 days why 60 administrative detainees held in Beersheba prison should not be returned to prisons in occupied territories; detainees argue their transfer violates intl. law [JP 11/28].

Military Action

Arab World: Masked Palestinian gunmen in Sidon execute 3 women and a man accused of collaborating with Israel during its 3-year occupation of S. Lebanon [JP 11/28]. 

Social/Economic/Political

Occupied Palestine/Israel: DM Arens decides, for "security reasons," not to ban Arab-Jewish "Progressive Slate for Peace" election slate. Military censor bans article by Neturei Karta's Rabbi Hirsch from publication in al-Fajr. Families of commandos killed (4/12/84) by IDF demand permission to rebuild houses demolished 4/14/84.

Other Countries: US Defense Dep't. notifies Congress of Hughes Aircraft sale of 7 Firefinder mortar-locating radar systems to Israel for $87 million.

Military Action

Arab World: IDF patrols attacked by rocket-propelled grenades (RPGs) near Mishki and al-Muhdadi villages, S. Lebanon; grenade attack on IDF patrol in Nabatiya.

Social/Economic/Political:

Occupied Palestine/Israel: Israelis commemorate 36th "Independence Day" (by Jewish calendar); Naturei Karta's Rabbi Hirsch calls it "[day of] independence from God, society, family and civilization"; Mea Sharim Orthodox quarter flies black flags, police investigate reports that Palestinian flags raised in West Bank towns and villages.

Arab World: PLO representative in Kuwait urges Palestinians holding travel permits to return to Palestine, as Israel has informed it will discontinue issuing permits July 30. Shi'ite leader Berri agrees to join Lebanese cabinet with new appointment as Minister of State for South Lebanon Affairs.

Other Countries: Chrmn. Arafat meets with China's premier Deng Xiaoping in Peking before moving on to Pyongyang, PDR Korea for official visit there. 

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Occupied Palestine/Israel: League for Human and Civil Rights in Israel charges IDF detention center at Fara'a (West Bank) is factory for torture of inmates (mostly minors). 2 prisoners to be freed in Nov. 1983 prisoner exchange still held in Atlit prison, appeal to High Court for release. Haifa U.'s Arab Student Union pres. suspended for semester on charges of disturbing MK Sharon lecture (1/19/84), at which he and student companions were tear gassed while attempting to enter lecture hall. Pres. Herzog rejects pardon request by Uri Adiv. [See JPS (Winter 1984) pp. 176-178.] Naturei Karta's Rabbi Hirsch says on US television PLO is sole & democratically-chosen representative of Palestinian people.

Other Countries: Israeli DM Arens reportedly calls US Sec. of Defense Weinberger "a prime candidate for psychoanalysis."

Military Action:

Occupied Palestine/Israel: IDF uses tear gas against Arab students demonstrating near yeshiva at Joseph's Tomb, Nablus. Egged bus traveling between Kafr Saba and Qalqilya, and IDF patrol near Balata refugee camp stoned. IDF soldier wounded while forcing dispersal of demonstrators at Nur Shams refugee camp. Beitunia students protest Egypt-Israel treaty and moves by local mayor to normalize relations with "civil administration. "

Arab World: In S. Lebanon, Israeli-backed South Lebanon Army invades Jibsheet village, kills 2 women, 1 man; IDF searches village, rounding up about 100 "suspects of hostility to Israel." IDF patrol ambushed south of Zahrani River, 1 assailant killed. 

SOCIAL/POLITICAL:

Occupied Palestine/Israel: Al-Najah National U. resumes classes after 21-day closure; al-Najah admin. agrees to postpone decision to withold credit from students attending "unlicensed meetings." Israeli feminist members of Women Against Occupation demonstrate against mistreatment of imprisoned Palestinian women at public appearance of administrator for prison affairs in Tel Aviv. In apparent response to adverse publicity, military authorities lift town arrest of Amal Wahdan. Naturei Karta spokesman Rabbi Hirsch calls for annexation of their Mea Shearim quarter to future Palestinian state. 3 Hebron residents convicted of attacks on IDF positions sentenced to 5- 12 years in prison. Israeli Cabinet fails to agree on possible IDF redeployment in Lebanon after 7-hour session.

Military Action:

1200 US Marines arrive in Beirut to relieve units deployed with MNF since February; IDF reinforces positions in Bekaa, keeps troops on special alert for 4th consecutive day; Lebanese TV reports exchange of artillery rounds across Syrian-Israeli lines in Bekaa; Israeli jets repeatedly break sound barrier over Bekaa during dozens of reconnaissance flights, encounter anti-aircraft fire from Palestinian positions in north Lebanon; Lebanese guerrillas attack IDF vehicles near Bhamdoun; grenade thrown at Israeli civilian truck in Nabatiyeh; grenade thrown at IDF vehicle in Beirut; IDF APC hits mine near Yanta; IDF position fired on from behind Syrian lines near Amik.

Casualties:

1 civilian killed, another wounded in Syrian-Israeli artillery exchange; 2 IDF soldiers killed, 3 wounded in Bhamdoun attack; IDF warns soldiers in Lebanon not to buy drinks or pita bread locally, due to recent incidents of booby-trapped food.

Political Responses:

Israel/ Occupied Territories: Cabinet approves continuation of military alert status; Peace Now march to get Israel out of the Lebanese quagmire begins at Rosh Hanikra on Lebanese border and heads for Tel Aviv; police arrest son of Rabbi Hirsh, leader of anti-Zionist Orthodox Jewish Neturei Karta movement, on charges of failing to register for military conscription; 20 West Bank sites advertised by private companies for construction of villas have not been approved by Ministerial Settlement Committee.

Palestinians/ Lebanese: Abu Saleh, dissident Fateh officer, denies Libyan support, but says he would welcome it; PLO denies right-wing Lebanese radio report of assassination attempt on Arafat; Arafat tours PLO positions in Baalbek area; Gemayel speaks to largely Muslim rally in West Beirut, calls for Lebanese unity; mufti of Lebanon opposes Lebanese-Israeli agreement.

Military Action:

Lebanese Army detains 28 persons in Bir el-Abd district of Beirut in connection with attacks on MNF, 2 Palestinians charged; Israel and Syria move tank reinforcements into opposing positions along Bekaa cease-fire line; IDF and foreign ministry reported to have bought large house in Yarza district to serve as HQfor liaison offices; head of US military team training Lebanese Army says 4 brigades have been brought up to 70% of full strength, 11,600 soldiers are ready for action, army is currently capable of maintaining security in South Lebanon and should be given a chance to do so.

Casualties:

Austrian Chancellor Kreisky says negotiations continue between Israel and PLO for exchange of prisoners.

Political Responses:

Israel/ Occupied Territories: 3 IDF reservists jailed this week for refusing to serve in Lebanon; Neturei Karta leaders denounce as unholy and politically motivated attempts by Jewish settlers to enter al-Aqsa mosque; 14 year-old boy shot and killed in Kabatya, nearJenin, when Village League guard fires at school children throwing stones at League office; wellknown Jewish land dealer, previously charged with illegally buying West Bank land, attacked and seriously injured, Palestinian suspect in custody; more than 700 incidents of riot or attack in West Bank and Gaza since January 1, resulting in 1 Israeli fatality, 61 Israeli injuries, more than 1000 arrests, 300 jail sentences, multiple curfews, 20 school closings, and fines worth millions of shekels.

Palestinians/ Lebanese: Lebanese-Israeli-US talks continue at Netanya; Habib flies to Beirut, meets Foreign Minister Salem; Lebanon reportedly will end Syrian peace-keeping mandate on March 31.