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  • August 16, 1984

    Social/Economic/Political

    Occupied Palestine/Israel: Govt. unity talks stall over issues of settlement & negotiations with Jordan. Actual foreign currency reserve losses in July...

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  • August 15, 1984

    Social/Economic/Political

    Occupied Palestine/Israel: Under military authority, Israeli Electric Co. annexes western section of Nablus Electric Co.'s concession. Central Bureau of Statistics...

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  • August 14, 1984

    Social/Economic/Political

    Occupied Palestine/Israel: In Shefa 'Amr, Arab Local Councils pass resolution not to allow Kach members into their towns and villages.

    Arab World: Haaretz...

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  • August 13, 1984

    Social/Economic/Political

    Occupied Palestine/Israel: Knesset members sworn in; Meir Kahane refuses to take oath, then does so with biblical quote pledging to obey the law as long as he...

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  • August 12, 1984

    Social/Economic/Political

    Occupied Palestine/Israel: 30 Israeli artists make solidarity visit to family of Gaza artist Fathi Ghabin imprisoned since 5/9/84. Gov't. activities coordinator in...

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  • August 11, 1984

    Social/Economic/Political

    Occupied Palestine/Israel: IDF officers serving in Lebanon submit to DM Arens detailed proposal for immediate withdrawal from S. Lebanon.

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  • August 10, 1984

    Social/Economic/Political

    Occupied Palestine/Israel: Caretaker PM Shamir predicts Peres' coalition efforts will fail.

    Arab World: IDF issues directive in Nabatiya forbidding display...

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  • August 9, 1984

    Social/Economic/Political

    Arab World: In Tunis, Chrmn. Arafat reveals King Hussein's agreement in principle to link with future Palestine state.

    Other Countries: Issue of illegal...

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  • August 8, 1984

    Social/Economic/Political

    Occupied Palestine/Israel: Israel announces 1,440 immigrants & potential immigrants arrived in July. Caravan of 4 squatter families armed with M-16s arrives to...

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  • August 7, 1984

    Social/Economic/Political Occupied Palestine/Israel: Nablus prison inmates begin hunger strike to protest prison conditions. Kahane's incitement turns rite to bury Jewish religious articles in...

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  • August 6, 1984

    Social/Economic/Political

    Occupied Palestine/Israel: Nat'l. Religious Party leader Burg agrees to join unity gov't. under Peres, but opposes freeze on settlements.

    Arab World: From...

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  • August 5, 1984

    Social/Economic/Political

    Occupied Palestine/Israel: Herzog ends consultations with 14 Knesset parties; mandates Peres to form new gov't., still stressing unity of major blocs. Israel Assoc...

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  • August 4, 1984

    Social/Economic/Political

    Occupied Palestine/Israel: Israeli rabbis join mass demonstration in Umm alFahm against fascist Kach movement.

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  • August 3, 1984

    Social/Economic/Political

    Arab World: Jordan gov't. places former PM Mudar Badran & Minister of Occupied Territories Ibrahim under town arrest for suspicion of embezzling over $500,000...

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  • August 2, 1984

    Social/Economic/Political

    Occupied Palestine/Israel: Shamir & Peres make no progress in unity talks; Yahad leader Weizman recommends to Herzog that Peres try to form gov't.

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  • August 1, 1984

    Social/Economic/Political

    Occupied Palestine/Israel: Abu Dis village mukhtar 'Issa Jaffal dismissed by occupation authorities for refusing to urge villagers to drop suit against...

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  • July 31, 1984

    Social/Economic/Political

    Occupied Palestine/Israel: 4th Jewish terror suspect sentenced to 6 yrs. for plot to destroy Dome of the Rock. Acre magistrate sentences Hashem Bushnaq to 4 mos....

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  • July 30, 1984

    Social/Economic/Political

    Occupied Palestine/Israel: Occupation authorities close al-Najah National U. for 4 mos. claiming "anti-Israeli material" found at Palestine Week Exhibit there;...

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  • July 29, 1984

    Social/Economic/Political

    Occupied Palestine/Israel: Israel rejects recent USSR peace proposal based on Brezhnev plan. Jerusalem mayor Kollek tells news conference of drive against Kach and...

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  • July 28, 1984

    Social/Economic/Political

    Occupied Palestine/Israel: Both Labor and Likud blocs reject Meir Kahane in coalition-building schemes. Umm al-Fahm residents demonstrate against Kach and Meir...

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  • July 27, 1984

    Social/Economic/Political

    Occupied Palestine/Israel: In radio interview, MK Sharon dissociates himself from Meir Kahane's words and deeds, but warns movements on left far more dangerous. No...

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  • July 26, 1984

    Social/Economic/Political

    Occupied Palestine/Israel: Muhammad & Mufid Kak both sentenced to 25 yrs. for planting 5 bombs in Petah Tikva-Kfar Sava in 1982.

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  • July 25, 1984

    Social/Economic/Political

    Occupied Palestine/Israel: IS13 million exacted from Azza camp shopowner in 1st taxation of refugee camp shops. Qabatya youth sentenced to 2 mos. & charged...

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  • July 24, 1984

    Social/Economic/Political

    Occupied Palestine/Israel: Israeli political parties begin negotiating for coalition partners. Kach party members celebrate Meir Kahane's win, stage violent march...

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  • July 23, 1984

    Social/Economic/Political

    Occupied Palestine/Israel: Today's elections yield no clear victor; of a total 120 Knesset seats, Alignment wins 45, Likud 41; "Progressive Slate for Peace" gains...

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  • July 22, 1984

    Social/Economic/Political

    Occupied Palestine/Israel: Israeli court sentences American-Jewish settler Matthew Liebowitz to 39 mos. for shooting Palestinian bus (3/4/84), wounding 6. Tulkarm...

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  • July 21, 1984

    Military Action

    Arab World: Hijacker surrenders after attempt to commandeer MEA jet from Beirut "to dramatize plight of occupied S. Lebanon."

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  • July 20, 1984

    Social/Economic/Political

    Occupied Palestine/Israel: Israeli settlers ceremoniously inaugurate new settlements- 1 S. of Hebron, and 3 in Gaza Strip. Dheisheh camp expels 3 men by decision...

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  • July 19, 1984

    Social/Economic/Political

    Occupied Palestine/Israel: 2-yr. town arrest ends for Qalqilya elected mayor Haj Amin Nasser. New settlement Yitzhar, SE of Nablus inaugurated. Settler Yehuda...

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  • July 18, 1984

    Social/Economic/Political

    Occupied Palestine/Israel: Military court sentences Redha Kadoura to 30 yrs. on charge of grenade attack in Tel Aviv (2/28/84). New settlement Hagai dedicated...

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  • July 17, 1984

    Social/Economic/Political

    Occupied Palestine/Israel: Israel Electric Corp. announces power cutoff in Kafr Qassem and Ras el-Naqab airbase (Sinai) for unpaid debts.

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  • July 16, 1984

    Social/Economic/Political

    Occupied Palestine/Israel: Army turns over Asfar settlement, SE of Bethlehem to "civilian" yeshiva students from abroad in inauguration ceremony. PM Shamir lays...

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  • July 15, 1984

    Social/Economic/Political

    Occupied Palestine/Israel: Gal and Ya'e Yaqir construction companies' bulldozers uproot 60 trees in Bidya village in defiance of court order (4/83) prohibiting...

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  • July 14, 1984

    Social/Economic/Political

    Occupied Palestine/Israel: In political debate, DM Arens says Israel is ready to meet King Hussein for talks anywhere & anytime without preconditions.

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  • July 13, 1984

    Social/Economic/Political

    Occupied Palestine/Israel: 4 former Ansar inmates, now detained in Atlit prison, petition DM Arens to allow them to send message to families via Israeli TV.

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Social/Economic/Political

Occupied Palestine/Israel: Govt. unity talks stall over issues of settlement & negotiations with Jordan. Actual foreign currency reserve losses in July reportedly exceed $700 million; official $351 million figure created by bookkeeping maneuver [see 8/1]. Speaking at National Defense College, DM Arens charges communications media give "distorted" reports of S. Lebanon situation.

Other Countries: House Ways & Means Trade Subcom. members predict Congress will pass "free trade pact" with Israel before October. US Pres. Reagan tells World Jewish Congress leaders he will cancel US participation in Nairobi UN Conference on Women (1985) if it adopts measure equating Zionism with racism.

Military Aciton

Arab World: Israeli jets bomb supposed Palestine guerrilla camp E. of Bar Elias in Beqaa Valley; casualty reports contradictory; later, roadside bomb explodes near Jezzine, wounding 3 Israelis.

Social/Economic/Political

Occupied Palestine/Israel: Under military authority, Israeli Electric Co. annexes western section of Nablus Electric Co.'s concession. Central Bureau of Statistics reports July inflation rate 12.4%.

Arab World: In S. Lebanon, hundreds of Palestinians in 'Ain al-Hilweh camp protest continued shooting and abduction of camp residents [2 killed by IDF gunfire this week, and camp raided daily by IDF and/or Israeli-trained "South Lebanon Army"]. IDF storm and seal off Maarake village E. of Tyre, arresting residents after stone-throwing incident. Beirut Jewish community leader Salim Jamus kidnapped by 3 unidentified gunmen.

Military Action

Occupied Palestine/Israel: "Civil Guards" attack Palestinians randomly during night patrols in Jaffa.

Social/Economic/Political

Occupied Palestine/Israel: In Shefa 'Amr, Arab Local Councils pass resolution not to allow Kach members into their towns and villages.

Arab World: Haaretz reports Tahal plan to divert Hasbani River water to Israel using existing oil pipelines in Golan and S. Lebanon.

Other Countries: US State Dep't. begins review of Meir Kahane's dual US-Israeli citizenship.

Social/Economic/Political

Occupied Palestine/Israel: Knesset members sworn in; Meir Kahane refuses to take oath, then does so with biblical quote pledging to obey the law as long as he feels it does not disobey religious law. DM Arens defends act of Jewish squatters settling inside Hebron. Gov't. activities coordinator Goren tells press army will in coming weeks "uproot" development of national Palestinian bodies.

Other Countries: In Mexico City, UN Conference on Population adopts report condemning Israel's establishment of settlements in occupied territories; only US and Israel vote against.

Social/Economic/Political

Occupied Palestine/Israel: 30 Israeli artists make solidarity visit to family of Gaza artist Fathi Ghabin imprisoned since 5/9/84. Gov't. activities coordinator in occupied territories visits newest settlement Tal Rumeida in heart of Hebron.

Social/Economic/Political

Occupied Palestine/Israel: IDF officers serving in Lebanon submit to DM Arens detailed proposal for immediate withdrawal from S. Lebanon.

Social/Economic/Political

Occupied Palestine/Israel: Caretaker PM Shamir predicts Peres' coalition efforts will fail.

Arab World: IDF issues directive in Nabatiya forbidding display of photos of foreign [Shi'ite] leaders.

Other Countries: Under Arab state pressure, Guinea & Cameroon reportedly shelve plans for establishing relations with Israel.

Social/Economic/Political

Arab World: In Tunis, Chrmn. Arafat reveals King Hussein's agreement in principle to link with future Palestine state.

Other Countries: Issue of illegal Israeli occupations since 1967 and "mass forcible transfers of population" discussed at UN Conference on Population, Mexico City.

Social/Economic/Political

Occupied Palestine/Israel: Israel announces 1,440 immigrants & potential immigrants arrived in July. Caravan of 4 squatter families armed with M-16s arrives to settle inside Hebron during night. Meir Kahane prevented from breaking into al-Aqsa Mosque grounds to hoist an Israeli flag on Tishah b'Av (day marking the destruction of the 1st & 2nd temples).

Arab World: Egypt's FM Meguid says Egypt will return amb. to Tel Aviv if Israel withdraws from Lebanon and from Taba enclosure near Eilat, and if settlement of Palestinian question in progress. Lebanese cabinet approves plan to deploy army in militia-controlled countryside around Beirut.

Military Action

Arab World: Grenade thrown at IDF patrol 4 km E. of Jwaiyeh; 1 Israeli wounded.

Social/Economic/Political Occupied Palestine/Israel: Nablus prison inmates begin hunger strike to protest prison conditions. Kahane's incitement turns rite to bury Jewish religious articles in Hebron into rally for massive settlement of "greater Israel." Israel Treasury source says aid request from US for 1985 will be $5 billion.

Arab World: Addressing African-Arab Solidarity Conference in Tunis, Chrmn. Arafat calls for rigorous opposition to US policies in Middle East & Africa. IDF called mtg. of Tyre fishermen to ration out 400 fishing licenses.

Military Action

Occupied Palestine/Israel: 20 Gilo settlers evict nearby Salman family at gunpoint from their home, then bulldoze it. 62-yr.- old Palestinian woman dies of heart attack while pleading with IDF soldiers tying to trees and beating 3 of her relatives working in Heletez settlement.

Arab World: IDF bulldozers seal off Adloun village surrounding it with earthen wall.

Social/Economic/Political

Occupied Palestine/Israel: Nat'l. Religious Party leader Burg agrees to join unity gov't. under Peres, but opposes freeze on settlements.

Arab World: From Tunis, Fateh Central Com. calls urgently for Arab summit meeting. Lebanese PM Karami meets Soviet envoy to discuss USSR's peace conference proposal.

Military Action

Occupied Palestine/Israel: Municipal bulldozers demolish home inhabited since 1931 by Salman Arab in al-Salib near Jerusalem; authorities claim he doesn't own the house.

Arab World: 3 IDF soldiers wounded by remote-control bomb at roadside near Ansariya, S. Lebanon.

Social/Economic/Political

Occupied Palestine/Israel: Herzog ends consultations with 14 Knesset parties; mandates Peres to form new gov't., still stressing unity of major blocs. Israel Assoc. for Civil Rights announces drafting bill to limit chances of racist groups getting into Knesset. Supreme Court releases 2 "TNT" suspects on IS1 million bail.

Military Action

Arab World: 1 IDF soldier killed, 2 wounded as personnel carrier hits land mine near Amiq village, S. Lebanon.

Social/Economic/Political

Occupied Palestine/Israel: Israeli rabbis join mass demonstration in Umm alFahm against fascist Kach movement.

Social/Economic/Political

Arab World: Jordan gov't. places former PM Mudar Badran & Minister of Occupied Territories Ibrahim under town arrest for suspicion of embezzling over $500,000 from Joint Committee funds.

Other Countries: Arab league amb. to US Clovis Maksoud urges US to renew peace efforts in Middle East, says recent events have not irreparably damaged US influence in region. AFL-CIO Executive Council votes to endorse boycott of El Al Airlines for its union-breaking policies.

Military Action

Arab World; Lebanese army reportedly repels 2 IDF gunboats approaching West Beirut coast. Military post atop Nabatiya building attacked with grenade; 1 Israeli killed, 1 wounded. 

Social/Economic/Political

Occupied Palestine/Israel: Shamir & Peres make no progress in unity talks; Yahad leader Weizman recommends to Herzog that Peres try to form gov't.

Military Action

Arab World: In Lebanon, bomb detonated near passing IDF patrol near Tanin village; IDF attacked by light arms fire near Ba'lul.

Social/Economic/Political

Occupied Palestine/Israel: Abu Dis village mukhtar 'Issa Jaffal dismissed by occupation authorities for refusing to urge villagers to drop suit against confiscation of 2500 dunums of their land. Beitunia College students strike, hold peaceful march protesting Village League members vandalizing, firing and hurling stones at student dormitories over past week. Israel's foreign reserves fall $351 million in July to just over $2.6 billion. Ministerial Economic Committee decides to cut all gov't. contracts to 25% over next 3 mos. Pres. Herzog urges Shamir and Peres to meet to consider joint rule proposals. Herzog refuses to invite Meir Kahane for customary post-election consultations. Umm al-Fahm Village Council conference at Tel Aviv Press Club disrupted by Kach members.

Arab World: In Le Monde inteview, Syrian Pres. Assad rules out linkage between IDF withdrawal and removal of Syrian troops from Lebanon.

Military Action

Occupied Palestine/Israel: Jerusalem municipal employees assault Palestinian women selling vegetables at Damascus Gate, then destroy produce. Arab World: Israeli helicopters, F-16s & gunboats shell and drop experimental phosphorous & helium bombs on Nahr al-Bared camp, N. Lebanon where 16,000 Palestine refugees live; [casualty figures unavailable]. IDF kill 2 suspected of planting roadside bomb near Sidon. Grenade tossed at SLA patrols in Tyre; no injuries reported; IDF close Tyre port.

Social/Economic/Political

Occupied Palestine/Israel: 4th Jewish terror suspect sentenced to 6 yrs. for plot to destroy Dome of the Rock. Acre magistrate sentences Hashem Bushnaq to 4 mos. for raising Palestinian flag. Nazareth singer Fawzi al-Sa'adi barred from entering West Bank for 1 yr.

Arab World: Last US Marine combat troops leave Beirut at dawn.

Other Countries: USAID report says financial aid to Lebanon should be deferred until country reunites.

Military Action

Arab World: 2 IDF troops wounded by light arms fire from resistance near Kfar Kuk, Beqaa Valley.

Social/Economic/Political

Occupied Palestine/Israel: Occupation authorities close al-Najah National U. for 4 mos. claiming "anti-Israeli material" found at Palestine Week Exhibit there; soldiers confiscate all material & artifacts displayed, arrest 10 students. Att. Gen. Zamir meets with senior police officers to discuss measures for dealing with Meir Kahane.

Military Action

Arab World: "TNT" sends letter to King Hussein via Amman Agence France Presse office, threatening death to him and family. 2 booby-trapped cars explode in Naqoura, S. Lebanon, IDF claims no casualties.

Social/Economic/Political

Occupied Palestine/Israel: Israel rejects recent USSR peace proposal based on Brezhnev plan. Jerusalem mayor Kollek tells news conference of drive against Kach and Meir Kahane with appeal to support anti-racism bill. Defendents Amjad Rabaya and Wafiq Sawalha tried for armed attack on W. Jerusalem street (4/2/84) admit charges, insisting on POW status. Najah student sentenced to 10 mos. charged with membership in Palestinian organization. Police summon head of Gaza Citrus Producers' Union, warning of legal retaliation against Union for assisting farmers to obtain financialid.

Other Countries: USSR calls for renewal of Geneva Middle East peace talks including USSR, US, Israel, PLO & Arab states.

Military Action

Occupied Palestine/Israel: Israeli-made bomb thrown at Shefa 'Amr home; no injuries. Kach members beat up 2 Palestinian laborers; victims hospitalized in serious condition.

Arab World: IDF units attacked by rocket fire near Jezzine and S. of Tyre.

Social/Economic/Political

Occupied Palestine/Israel: Both Labor and Likud blocs reject Meir Kahane in coalition-building schemes. Umm al-Fahm residents demonstrate against Kach and Meir Kahane's threat to open Jewish immigration office there.

Arab World: Lebanese army begins 2nd phase of security plan by bulldozing barricades dividing Beirut.

Social/Economic/Political

Occupied Palestine/Israel: In radio interview, MK Sharon dissociates himself from Meir Kahane's words and deeds, but warns movements on left far more dangerous. No. 2 man in Kach party & dual US-Israeli citizen Yehuda Richter found guilty of attack on Palestinian bus (3/4/84), injuring 6; charges of arson against Arab homes and property still outstanding. New 15% tax imposed on Israelis traveling abroad who buy dollars or overseas tour packages.

Other Countries: In London, Marwan al-Banna, Nanof al-Rosan & Hussein Said sentenced to 30 to 35 yrs. for attempted assassination of Israeli amb. to UK Argov in June 1982; their appeals rejected.

Military Action

Arab World: IDF kill 1 Lebanese suspected of laying roadside bomb near Sidon; shoot 2 motorcyclists failing to halt at Sidon roadblock. 2 IDF troops wounded when grenade thrown at patrol in Nabatiya.

Social/Economic/Political

Occupied Palestine/Israel: Muhammad & Mufid Kak both sentenced to 25 yrs. for planting 5 bombs in Petah Tikva-Kfar Sava in 1982.

Military Action

Arab World: IDF impose curfew and close shops in Nabatiya in response to local disturbances.

Social/Economic/Political

Occupied Palestine/Israel: IS13 million exacted from Azza camp shopowner in 1st taxation of refugee camp shops. Qabatya youth sentenced to 2 mos. & charged IS100,000 for demonstrating. Jamal Awarneh gets life sentence for killing Jewish settler in Bethlehem (1982).

Arab World: In al-Ra'i (Amman) both Jordanian and PLO officials quoted saying Israeli election aided extremism and will lead to more Arab-Jewish violence in Palestine. Israeli liaison office in Dubayeh officially closed; Israel gov't. threatens closure "will necessarily cause great harm and suffering to the Lebanese people."

Other Countries: Chrmn. Arafat received by Malaysia's Sultan Iskandar in Kuala Lumpur for 3-day visit. US State Dep't. study possibility of revoking Meir Kahane's US citizenship for allegiance to foreign gov't.; officials say official action against him unlikely. Reagan aides meet Antiochian Orthodox and national Council of Churches leaders, reaffirm US stand against embassy transfer to Jerusalem. US Asst. Undersec. of State testifies before House Foreign Affairs Subcom. that, with outcome of Israel's elections, its economic situation is much worse than earlier suspected, and that US will resuscitate Reagan peace initiative.

Military Action

Occupied Palestine/Israel: Molotov cocktail hurled at IDF soldier patroling al-Ibrahimi Mosque, Hebron; curfew imposed, several passersby arrested & searched.

Social/Economic/Political

Occupied Palestine/Israel: Israeli political parties begin negotiating for coalition partners. Kach party members celebrate Meir Kahane's win, stage violent march through Jerusalem, toting pistols and shouting "death to the Arabs." Arab press editorials express pessimism over election as augur of Zionist extremism.

Arab World: IDF reopens single road between Beirut & S. Lebanon; IDF governor at Sidon links S. Lebanon blockade policy to Karami's decision to close IDF liaison office.

Military Action

Occupied Palestine/Israel: 2 bombs hurled at IDF patrols in Jabaliya refugee camp, Gaza; no injuries.

Social/Economic/Political

Occupied Palestine/Israel: Today's elections yield no clear victor; of a total 120 Knesset seats, Alignment wins 45, Likud 41; "Progressive Slate for Peace" gains 2; Meir Kahane as Kach candidate wins 1.

Social/Economic/Political

Occupied Palestine/Israel: Israeli court sentences American-Jewish settler Matthew Liebowitz to 39 mos. for shooting Palestinian bus (3/4/84), wounding 6. Tulkarm police intervene tostop destruction of Bidya village land by Israeli construction companies. Bir Zeit U. petitions High Court to intervene against Planning Department's interference with university activities. WZO establishes new settlements-Rafiah Yam, Nitzanit& Netzarim in Gaza Strip; Tirza, NE of Nablus. Private investigator discovers bugging device in Time magazine's Jerusalem offices.

Military Action

Occupied Palestine/Israel: IDF erects iron gate at Qasabeh neighborhood, Nablus, imposing blockade as further retaliation for grenade incident (7/20/84).

Arab World: Katyusha rockets fired on IDF outpost in Lebanon's eastern sector.

Military Action

Arab World: Hijacker surrenders after attempt to commandeer MEA jet from Beirut "to dramatize plight of occupied S. Lebanon."

Social/Economic/Political

Occupied Palestine/Israel: Israeli settlers ceremoniously inaugurate new settlements- 1 S. of Hebron, and 3 in Gaza Strip. Dheisheh camp expels 3 men by decision of sulha, with 500 attending, for their attack on 65-yr.-old resident Hassan Mana'a.

Arab World: Israeli officials resist order to close liaison office in Lebanon, warn closure will delay IDF withdrawal.

Military Action

Occupied Palestine/Israel: Grenade hurled at IDF patrol in Nablus injuring 1;soldiers react by indiscriminate shooting at passersby, injuring 5; IDF impose 6-hr. curfew, arrest 70 local resident.

Social/Economic/Political

Occupied Palestine/Israel: 2-yr. town arrest ends for Qalqilya elected mayor Haj Amin Nasser. New settlement Yitzhar, SE of Nablus inaugurated. Settler Yehuda Cohen sentenced to 18 mos. (with 2 yrs. suspended) for plot to blow up Dome of the Rock. Nablus court issues 2nd order to halt destruction of Arab-owned land in Bidya by Israeli construction companies.

Arab World: Israel stops issuing permits to Lebanese to cross into occupied South.

Other Countries: US State Dep't. says it will regret any move to close Israel's liaison office in Lebanon.

Military Action

Arab World: IDF kill 1 resistance fighter in clash in Amiq village, S. Lebanon. Resistance fighters open fire on Israeli-backed "South Lebanon Army" checkpoint.

Social/Economic/Political

Occupied Palestine/Israel: Military court sentences Redha Kadoura to 30 yrs. on charge of grenade attack in Tel Aviv (2/28/84). New settlement Hagai dedicated south of Hebron.

Arab World: Lebanon announces closing of Israel's liaison office in Dubayeh, N. of Beirut. S. Lebanon residents strike to protest Israeli-backed kidnapping of Sheik Shams al-Din (7/17).

Other Countries: Lebanon restores diplomatic relations with Iran.

Military Action

Occupied Palestine/Israel: Israeli air force unveils new mobile radar equipment which detects small, low-flying aircraft.

Social/Economic/Political

Occupied Palestine/Israel: Israel Electric Corp. announces power cutoff in Kafr Qassem and Ras el-Naqab airbase (Sinai) for unpaid debts.

Military Action

Occupied Palestine/Israel: Palestinian guards thwart Jewish fanatic from ramming car into al-Aqsa Mosque grounds; driver detained by police. IDF turns over Yitzhar post SE of Nablus to "civilian" settlers.

Arab World: Israeli-backed troops kidnap Sheikh Muhammed Shams al-Din from Sidon and hand him over to IDF custody. Israel claims to have thwarted seaborne raid by PLO loyalists by capturing 720- ton ship Ulah near Tripoli with its 8-man crew.

Social/Economic/Political

Occupied Palestine/Israel: Army turns over Asfar settlement, SE of Bethlehem to "civilian" yeshiva students from abroad in inauguration ceremony. PM Shamir lays cornerstone of new West Bank settlement Givat Ehud. Nazareth Central Court renews indefinitely detention of 7 Golani Druze suspected of raising Palestine flag and threatening destruction of collaborators' houses.

Military Action

Arab World: RPGs destroy IDF guardpost in S. Lebanon, killing 1. 

Social/Economic/Political

Occupied Palestine/Israel: Gal and Ya'e Yaqir construction companies' bulldozers uproot 60 trees in Bidya village in defiance of court order (4/83) prohibiting work on the Arab-owned land. Cabinet authorizes immediatestablishment of 4 settlements in West Bank, 1 in Golan. Kawkab residents boycott ceremony installing Israeli-backed local council. 2 Jabaliya camp (Gaza) youths sentenced to 1/2 & 2 yrs. for possession of grenades.

Military Action

Arab World: IDF ambushed near Sidon, 3 troops wounded.

Social/Economic/Political

Occupied Palestine/Israel: In political debate, DM Arens says Israel is ready to meet King Hussein for talks anywhere & anytime without preconditions.

Arab World: Algerian news agency reports Fateh signs unity agreement in Algiers with 4 other PLO groups.

Social/Economic/Political

Occupied Palestine/Israel: 4 former Ansar inmates, now detained in Atlit prison, petition DM Arens to allow them to send message to families via Israeli TV.

Other Countries: Ontario Divisional Court rejects Jewish civil servant's refusal to pay union dues to protest 1982 Ontario Federation of Labour resolution urging Canadian gov't. to recognize PLO.