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  • April 8, 1987

    Social/Economic/Political

    Occupied Palestine/Israel: General strikes in support of striking prisonershut down most of E. Jerusalem, Jenin, and Ramallah. Stone-throwing protesters clash with...

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  • March 25, 1987

    Social/Economic/Political

    Occupied Palestine/Israel: MK Abba Eban and other representatives of Labor party meet with 4 Palestinians; joint statement released after the meeting calls for...

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Social/Economic/Political

Occupied Palestine/Israel: General strikes in support of striking prisonershut down most of E. Jerusalem, Jenin, and Ramallah. Stone-throwing protesters clash with police and soldiers in several W. Bank towns [PI 4/9; FJ 4/12]. Military Objections Com. denies Khalil Ibrahim 'Ashur's appeal against his expulsion order [FJ 4/12]. Military court sentences more than 20 Islamic University students to 45 days in prison for participating in Gaza demonstration [FJ 4/12].

Other Countries: During Washington press conference, Jordanian P. M. Zayd Rifa'i says talks with U.S. officials helped close gap on issues surrounding international peace conference, states King Hussein has decided not to purchase arms from U.S. [LAT 4/9]. Israeli Pres. Herzog visits Worms, W. Germany; W. Germany states intention to cooperate more closely with Israel UP 4/9].

Military Action

Arab World: Syrian troops allow women to leave Shatila refugee camp and buy food; Amal forces confiscate medicines; International Red Cross removes 23 of most seriously wounded Palestinians [PI 4/9]. More than 300 Syrian soldiers take control of Burj al-Barajinah camp [BS 4/9].

Social/Economic/Political

Occupied Palestine/Israel: MK Abba Eban and other representatives of Labor party meet with 4 Palestinians; joint statement released after the meeting calls for international peace conference including representatives of Israel, Jordan, and the Palestinians [FJ 3/27]. Israeli authorities serve Khalil Ibrahim 'Ashur expulsion order [FJ 3/27]. Trial of Roger Heacock, American professor teaching at Birzeit University, opens [FJ 3/27]. Police and border guards use live ammunition and tear gas to break up demonstration at Jerusalem's al-lbrahimiyyah College [FJ 3/27]. Members of Peace Now, Citizens Rights Movement, and Mapam protest at inauguration ceremony for Betar, W. Bank settlement near Bethlehem [FJ 3/27]. Prisoners in at least 3 Israeli prisons begin hunger strike, demanding impartial inspection, improved conditions in all Israeli prisons within green line and occupied territories [FJ 3/27]. Israeli government promises 3 key witnesses in Pollard spy case that their testimony before Rotenstreich-Tsur board of inquiry will not be made available to U.S. [BS 3/26].