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  • June 18, 1984

    Social/Economic/Political

    Occupied Palestine/Israel: Political prisoners in Hebron prison end 11-mo. hunger strike after officials promise improved conditions. Justice Ministry reveals...

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  • June 17, 1984

    Social/Economic/Political

    Occupied Palestine/Israel: Trial of 22 Jewish terror suspects begins in Jerusalem with defense request for 3-mo. adjournment; defendents' supporters attempt to...

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  • June 16, 1984

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    Arab World: Bomb-laden car explodes near 3 IDF personnel carriers in Zahrani, SE of Sidon, injuring 5-7, killing driver. Syria rushes troops to Lebanon border as IDF advance...

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  • June 15, 1984

    Social/Economic/Political

    Occupied Palestine/Israel: Al-Jib land broker sells village land to Israeli authorities. Nablus customs police randomly raid local shops exacting advance tax...

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  • June 14, 1984

    Social/Economic/Political

    Occupied Palestine/Israel: In plea-bargaining scheme, 2 more suspects admit to membership in Jewish terrorist organization.

    Other Countries: Reagan admin....

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  • June 13, 1984

    Social/Economic/Political

    Occupied Palestine/Israel: 1st Jewish suspect in 4/26/84 bus bombing plot admits membership in Jewish "terrorist organization." One suspect in Aisha Bahash murder...

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  • June 12, 1984

    Social/Economic/Political

    Occupied Palestine/Israel: State attorney denies June 1980 car bomb victims Karim Khalaf & Ibrahim Tawil access to files compiled from evidence. Bulldozers...

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  • June 11, 1984

    Social/Economic/Political

    Occupied Palestine/Israel: Att.-Gen. accepts request to review death sentence given 2 Palestinian youths 12/27/84. Guardian (London) correspondent says...

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  • June 10, 1984

    Social/Economic/Political

    Occupied Palestine/Israel: Families of 4 commandos killed by IDF (4/12/84), appeal to Supreme Court for release of full text of Zorea Commission report. IDF erects...

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  • June 9, 1984

    Social/Economic/Political

    Occupied Palestine/Israel: 2 Arab nurses fired from Tel Aviv hospital on charge of "using terrorist tactics" on Jewish patients. Police order 13 al-Shayah/Ras '...

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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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  • June 7, 1984

    Social/Economic/Political

    Occupied Palestine/Israel: Some 500 Yesh Gvul-ers demonstrate in Tel Aviv on 2nd anniversary of invasion of Lebanon. Jerusalem district judge suspends 18-mo....

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  • June 6, 1984

    Social/Economic/Political

    Occupied Palestine/Israel: Yesh Gvul & Com. Against the War in Lebanon lead 3,000 in anti-war demonstration. Kfar Adumim settler arrested for shooting 7 camels...

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  • June 5, 1984

    Social/Economic/Political

    Occupied Palestine/Israel: Israeli-run Nablus utility cuts water supply to parts of the city. Military authorities renew for 3rd time town arrest of al-Shira...

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  • June 4, 1984

    Social/Economic/Political

    Occupied Palestine/Israel: "Civil admin." authorities order Hassan 'Abd al-Baqi of Anabta to destroy his cattle farm by 6/15/84 on pretext it is unlicensed. Trial...

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  • June 3, 1984

    Social/Economic/Political

    Occupied Palestine/Israel: Military Objections Com. verifies private ownership of 'Ubewain land, near Ramallah, once claimed by Israel. Israeli IDF officers Maj....

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  • June 2, 1984

    Social/Economic/Political

    Occupied Palestine/Israel: Al-Jib residents request authorities remove roadblocks between the village and Jerusalem.

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  • June 1, 1984

    Social/Economic/Political

    Occupied Palestine/Israel: Residents of al-Jib, Ramallah district, present land deeds proving 154 dunums falsely registered in name of land broker. Israeli...

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  • May 31, 1984

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    Occupied Palestine/Israel: 2 IDF officers arrested in connection with "TNT" activities; Dep. Knesset Speaker Cohen-Avidov calls Jewish terror suspects "the pride...

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  • May 30, 1984

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    Occupied Palestine/Israel: Kotoret Rashit reports 3 men responsible for beating deaths of 2 commandos (4/12/84) from army, border police and Shin Bet,...

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  • May 29, 1984

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    Occupied Palestine/Israel: Hadashot photographer claims DM Arens on site as 2 commandos led away for interrogation and bludgeoning death by Israeli...

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  • May 28, 1984

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    Occupied Palestine/Israel: Defense commission inquiry reports 2 commandos, Subhi and Majdi Abu Juma'a, captured (4/12/84) in bus hijacking were bludgeoned to...

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  • May 27, 1984

    Social/Economic/Political:

    Occupied Palestine/Israel: Ahmed Salem sentenced to 6 yrs. by Lydd military court for membership in illegal organization. Ministerial economic Com. approves 18%...

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  • May 26, 1984

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    Occupied Palestine/Israel: Gaza fishermen's catch wasted as Israeli tax officials prevent delivery to merchants for non-payment of illegal VATs. Al-Bireh's Family...

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  • May 25, 1984

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    Occupied Palestine/Israel: ICRC reports Israel failing to report arrests within 10- day limit. Nablus and Bethlehem residents complain of water shortages as...

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  • May 24, 1984

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    Occupied Palestine/Israel: Trial of 25 Jewish terror suspects begins, 2 Israeli Army officers charged with bomb attacks on 3 West Bank mayors (1980); Rabbi...

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  • May 23, 1984

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    Occupied Palestine/Israel: 25 Jewish terror suspects formally charged with membership in "terrorist organization"; suspects names remain secret. Musrara...

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  • May 22, 1984

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    Occupied Palestine/Israel: Al-Quds reports Jordanian gov't. program to give allowances to unemployed university graduates in West Bank. Before several...

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  • May 21, 1984

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    Occupied Palestine/Israel: Former Stern Gang leader PM Shamir publicly denounces terrorism by Jewish settlers, and tells Knesset Israeli gov't. will not surrender...

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  • May 20, 1984

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    Occupied Palestine/Israel: About 400 foreign business people attend Jerusalem Economic conference "Isratech '84" marketing Israeli high-tech goods and weaponry....

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  • May 19, 1984

    Social/Economic/Political:

    Other Countries: New Jersey senator Lautenberg tells UJA leaders that disagreement with Israel's policies does not give Jews right to withhold contributions.

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  • May 18, 1984

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    Occupied Palestine/Israel: Palestinian Heritage Week festival exhibit destroyed in Bir Zeit U. fire; arson suspected. Israeli army denies any involvement in Ain...

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  • May 17, 1984

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    Occupied Palestine/Israel: Taibeh's Palestinian Cultural Institute director Saleh Baransi disappears upon arrival from European visit. Zim Israel Navigation Co....

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  • May 16, 1984

    Social/Economic/Political:

    Occupied Palestine/Israel: At news conference, Sheikh Saad al-Din al-Alami urges authorities to remove Israeli guards from al-Haram al-Sharif as they cannot offer...

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  • May 15, 1984

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    Occupied Palestine/Israel: Justice Minister Nissim asks cabinet to reconsider approval (5/11/84) of 2 new settlements (Neriya & Yaarit) as legal expropriation...

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Occupied Palestine/Israel: Political prisoners in Hebron prison end 11-mo. hunger strike after officials promise improved conditions. Justice Ministry reveals names of 22 Jewish terror suspects; most linked with Gush Emunim. Com. For Prisoners spokesman Meir Indor claims Israeli gov't. approved terror undergound. Shekel devalued by 1.5% against US dollar.

Arab World: Syrian VP meets with Lebanese leaders in Beirut. Other Countries: American Jewish Com., American Jewish Congress & ADL of B'nai B'rith issue joint statement urging US to maintain oil reserves.

Military Action

Occupied Palestine/lsrael: Bomb found and defused in Kiryat Gat, Negev, bus station. Arab World: In S. Lebanon IDF kill 3 suspected of planting roadside bomb.

Social/Economic/Political

Occupied Palestine/Israel: Trial of 22 Jewish terror suspects begins in Jerusalem with defense request for 3-mo. adjournment; defendents' supporters attempt to eject attending attorney Darwish Nasser from courtroom as "PLO presence." Election officials ban Meir Kahane's Kach party from upcoming elections. 6 Palestinian prisoners escape Rafah prison, Gaza; 1 rearrested.

Military Action

Occupied Palestine/Israel: Bomb discovered and defused at Beit Safafa soccer field before game.

Arab World: Jordan's King Hussein announces willingness to send troops to aid Iraqi war effort.

Military Action

Arab World: Bomb-laden car explodes near 3 IDF personnel carriers in Zahrani, SE of Sidon, injuring 5-7, killing driver. Syria rushes troops to Lebanon border as IDF advance near Kamel al-Loz and Ghazze, S. Lebanon.

Social/Economic/Political

Occupied Palestine/Israel: Al-Jib land broker sells village land to Israeli authorities. Nablus customs police randomly raid local shops exacting advance tax payments.

Other Countries: Swiss Foreign Ministry confirms its Paris embassy was venue for mtgs. between Iranian & Israeli officials. NY Metropolitain Museum of Art announces disputed Israeli archaeological exhibit rescheduled for fall 1985. [See 1/27/84].

Social/Economic/Political

Occupied Palestine/Israel: In plea-bargaining scheme, 2 more suspects admit to membership in Jewish terrorist organization.

Other Countries: Reagan admin. warns US will pull out of Universal Postal Union if Arab Postal Union proposal to expel Israel is carried out.

Military Action

Arab World: IDF unit in 2-hr. battle with unidentified forces across Syrian border.

Social/Economic/Political

Occupied Palestine/Israel: 1st Jewish suspect in 4/26/84 bus bombing plot admits membership in Jewish "terrorist organization." One suspect in Aisha Bahash murder (2/8/84) released on bail. 13,464 West Bank students take tawjihi exams; only 54% pass. Jurists' Union calls 2-day warning strike. Agricultural com. formed in Gaza to assist farmers with licenses for growing their crops. Israel prevents Hebron soccer team from attending Amman tournament.

Other Countries: Attending Italian CP chief Berlinguer's funeral in Rome, Chrmn. Arafat meets Italy's FM Andreotti. On pastoral visit to Switzerland, Pope John-Paul II meets Swiss Jewish leaders in Freibourg who urge Vatican relations with Israel.

Military Action

Arab World: 6 IDF troops injured in bomb blast near Bazuriya, E. of Tyre. IDF conducts campaign of arrests in Arab Salim, S. Lebanon.

Social/Economic/Political

Occupied Palestine/Israel: State attorney denies June 1980 car bomb victims Karim Khalaf & Ibrahim Tawil access to files compiled from evidence. Bulldozers open several roads on al-Jib villagers' land; owners file case in protest. Arriving in Jerusalem, UN Sec. Gen. De Cuellar received by PM Shamir and FM Kimche who charge UN encourages "terrorists and murderers" seeking Israel's destruction. Kfar Darom yeshiva members tour Gaza, looking for site of future settlement in heart of Gaza city.

Arab World: Lebanese parliament votes in favor of Karami government.

Other Countries: In Geneva, Arab & Muslim countries walk out when Costa Rica Pres. Monge addresses ILO conf. to protest his moving embassy to Jerusalem; US delegation leads standing ovation by Western bloc.

Military Action

Arab World: IDF conducts search of Burj al-Rahal, S. Lebanon; residents hurl stones at IDF, troops shoot at villagers, killing 2. Head of Israel-backed "national guard" in Idwri village, S. Lebanon injured by car-bomb explosion. 

Social/Economic/Political

Occupied Palestine/Israel: Att.-Gen. accepts request to review death sentence given 2 Palestinian youths 12/27/84. Guardian (London) correspondent says Israeli military censor threatened to "punish" him for printing report of 2 commandos murdered by IDF (4/12/84).

Other Countries: Pro-Israel Christian fundamentalist Mission to America group threatens to sue the New Republic and Hadashot for reporting it contributed millions of US dollars to Jewish terror underground.

Military Action

Arab World: 25-65 killed and 75-200 wounded in artillery exchanges across Beirut's Green Line. IDF unit attacked by light weapons fire while setting road block at Ba'lal village, S. Lebanon; bomb explodes in Nabatiya, injuring 1 IDF patrol.

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Occupied Palestine/Israel: Families of 4 commandos killed by IDF (4/12/84), appeal to Supreme Court for release of full text of Zorea Commission report. IDF erects watchtower over Qalandiya refugee camp. Tens of thousands join Peace Now protest in Tel Aviv against continued Israeli occupation of Lebanon; state broadcasting authority bans TV coverage of protest. 5 new West Bank settlements approved [although roadwork for them began 4 mos. ago on expropriated Palestinian olive groves.] Higher Zoning Com. lifts construction ban on Shi'ab Kasseb area of al-Bireh. Delivered to Israel by Jordanian authorities, Samir Hilouh sentenced to 6 yrs. for membership in illegal organization.

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Occupied Palestine/Israel: 2 Arab nurses fired from Tel Aviv hospital on charge of "using terrorist tactics" on Jewish patients. Police order 13 al-Shayah/Ras 'Amoud families to vacate in 21 days homes built on land claimed sold to Israel in 1928. Arab World: In Beirut mtg. with UN Sec. Gen. De Cuellar, Lebanese Pres. Gemayel and PM Karami urge Israel's speedy withdrawal from Lebanon; De Cuellar offers UN as mediating body in negotiations, but rejects Sharon's suggestion that UN troops act as buffer between Syria and IDF in Beqaa.

Other Countries: Demonstrators in Colombo protest presence of Mossad counterinsurgency advisors in Sri Ianka at Pres. Jayewardene's request.

Military Action

Arab World: IDF command post in Tyre comes under light arms fire; RPGs fired on IDF in N. Sidon. 

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: Some 500 Yesh Gvul-ers demonstrate in Tel Aviv on 2nd anniversary of invasion of Lebanon. Jerusalem district judge suspends 18-mo. sentence of Golan Heights settler for transporting explosives in Arab bus bombing attempt (4/26/84). IDF CoS Levy tells Tel Aviv press conference press exaggerates Arab military threat to Israel. Former Nablus hospital opens as new 1,000-inmate central prison. Technion U. Arab Student Com. appeals to Technion U. senate to reconsider discriminatory decision to grant 6-point bonus to applicants who served in IDF. Lydd military court sentences 3 Palestinian construction unionists to 9-18 mo. prison on charges of contact with PLO. Kfar Shibli village resident given 1-yr. prison term for slapping and insulting Jewish boy for trespassing; defendant appeals.

Other Countries: Referendum in Berkeley, CA to limit US aid to Israel commensurate with annual amount spent on Israeli settlements in occupied territories defeated 3-1. Int'l. Labor Org. (ILO) conf. in Geneva discusses status of Palestinian workers under occupation.

Social/Economic/Political

Occupied Palestine/Israel: Yesh Gvul & Com. Against the War in Lebanon lead 3,000 in anti-war demonstration. Kfar Adumim settler arrested for shooting 7 camels belonging to local Palestinian. Dr. Radi Saleem becomes 1st West Banker to receive Fulbright scholarship. Taybeh village holds 'arba'in memorial for Hanna Moqbil, assassinated 5/3/84. After 30 mos. in prison on political charges, Dura local council member Abdallah Rajjoub released.

Arab World: Abu Nidal reportedly granted asylum in Iraq after refusing to take part in Libyan-sponsored activities.

Social/Economic/Political

Occupied Palestine/Israel: Israeli-run Nablus utility cuts water supply to parts of the city. Military authorities renew for 3rd time town arrest of al-Shira editor Hamdi Farraj. Military court sentences Nablus engineer, charged with receiving weapons training in Libya (1976), to 2 yrs.

Arab World: Lebanese officials report IDF cut telephone and telex links with S. Lebanon and block fuel deliveries for Jiyyeh power station.

Other Countries: US congressional hearings begin on terrorism bills submitted by Pres. Reagan. 

Social/Economic/Political

Occupied Palestine/Israel: "Civil admin." authorities order Hassan 'Abd al-Baqi of Anabta to destroy his cattle farm by 6/15/84 on pretext it is unlicensed. Trial begins of 2 American-Jewish Elon Moreh settlers for shooting death of Nablus girl Aisha Bahash, 11, and wounding of her sister, 9, for alleged stone-throwing (12/8/83). Nablus military court sentences local boy to 3 mos. for stone-throwing. New road built on Shufat, Anabta & Hizma village land opens. In Tel Aviv press conference, Bedouin Civil Rights Assoc. leaders report indiscriminate Green Patrol violence against them, including beating young women and shooting livestock.

Other Countries: Israeli construction company Solel Boneh, active in West Bank, discloses Nigeria owes it $120 million, [40% of Solel Boneh workers are reportedly Palestinian].

Military Action

Occupied Palestine/Israel: Israeli military demolishes homes of 'Abd al-Jalil family in al-Walajeh villages & Abu Rumaishan near Halhoul on pretext they are unlicensed.

Other Countries: US reportedly complains of Israel's alleged transfer of military equipment to Iran.

Social/Economic/Political

Occupied Palestine/Israel: Military Objections Com. verifies private ownership of 'Ubewain land, near Ramallah, once claimed by Israel. Israeli IDF officers Maj. Livyatan & Capt. Gila, identified in court as involved in 1980 bomb attacks on West Bank mayors. Ramallah military court sentences 3 youths from Dura, Hebron district, to 10-12 mos. for alleged membership in illegal organization.

Arab World: In Beirut demonstration, 15-100,000 protestors (by various estimates) demand Israel withdraw from Lebanon. PFLP & DPLF issue statements vowing to step up attacks against IDF occupiers.

Other Countries: UN Sec. Gen. De Cuellar leaves on 10-day tour of Middle East. Israel refuses UN human rights com. entry to occupied territories on fact-finding visit.

Military Action

Occupied Palestine/Israel: Israeli police severely beat Ramallah truckdriver without cause.

Arab World: IDF soldier wounded by bomb explosion near Sarafand, S. Lebanon.

Social/Economic/Political

Occupied Palestine/Israel: Al-Jib residents request authorities remove roadblocks between the village and Jerusalem.

Military Action

Occupied Palestine/lsrael: In Jerusalem incident, settlers spray acid on Arab Old City residents.

Social/Economic/Political

Occupied Palestine/Israel: Residents of al-Jib, Ramallah district, present land deeds proving 154 dunums falsely registered in name of land broker. Israeli bulldozers destroy 7 dunums of cucumbers in Rafah; authorities claim Palestinians must sign rental contract with state to farm village land. Nablus court sentences Jenin resident to 31/2 yrs. for throwing stones, writing slogans. Gaza farmers complain to Israeli tax dep't. for exacting monthly taxes in advance. Settlers break into Sa'ir secondary school, shooting in air, arresting 2 students on stone-throwing charge. As acting DM in Arens' absence, PM Shamir outlaws Arab-Jewish "Progressive Slate for Peace" (formed 5/31/84). Following Zorea Commission report, Att.-Gen. Zamir appoints civilian-military committee to investigate murder of commandos (4/12/84). Bank of Israel estimates Israel's war in Lebanon has cost $900 million to date (Haaretz). Military occupation authorities issue order No. 1 108 increasing sentence for stone-throwing to maximum 20 yrs.

Other Countries: The Jewish Press donates $26,000 to defense of the Jewish terrorist suspects.

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Occupied Palestine/Israel: 2 IDF officers arrested in connection with "TNT" activities; Dep. Knesset Speaker Cohen-Avidov calls Jewish terror suspects "the pride of Israel;" Pres. Herzog denounces "TNT" for providing propaganda weapons to enemies. Sheli Alternative and Arab Proressive Movement form joint "Progressive List for Peace" for July elections headed by Mohammed Miari and Matti Peled.

Arab World: Lebanese PM Karami unveils program of his national gov't., asking for special power to govern by decree for 9 mos.

Other Countries: Israeli DM Arens meets US Sec. of Defense Weinberger at Pentagon to discuss "strategic cooperation;" both describe US-Israel relations as "best ever."

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Occupied Palestine/Israel: Kotoret Rashit reports 3 men responsible for beating deaths of 2 commandos (4/12/84) from army, border police and Shin Bet, and reveals censored details of mutilation of the bodies.

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Occupied Palestine/Israel: Hadashot photographer claims DM Arens on site as 2 commandos led away for interrogation and bludgeoning death by Israeli security men (4/12/84); PM Shamir calls incident "mishap." Tax collectors raid Bethlehem shops, issuing JD200 fines. Israeli authorities destroy stone wall near Ibrahimi Mosque, Hebron where firebombs are allegedly thrown.

Other Countries: US commends Israeli gov't. for its "thorough investigation" of murder of 2 Palestinian commandos (4/12/84).

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Occupied Palestine/Israel: Defense commission inquiry reports 2 commandos, Subhi and Majdi Abu Juma'a, captured (4/12/84) in bus hijacking were bludgeoned to death by Israeli security men, full report censored and classified; DM Arens says neither he nor CoS Moshe Levy directly responsible, and "legal action" will be taken against those found responsible. Bulldozers working at night uproot olive trees belonging to Salah Abu Rajab, destroy wall of nearby Hajariyeh school. WZO Settlement co-chrmn. Drobles proposes new plan to attract Jews from Palestine coast to settle around Jerusalem and restrict Arab development, which he calls a "cancer." Jenin area melon growers report export permit delays caused 30% crop loss. Gaza military gov. orders 2450 dunums citrus groves closed to Beit Lahiya owners.

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Occupied Palestine/Israel: Arab-owned cars in Halhoul & Habil Riyah, Hebron vandalized in night. Firebomb hurled at Kiryat Arba garbage truck, no injuries.

Arab World: Israeli troops sweep through several east Beqaa villages, arresting, cuffing and blindfolding scores of people, driving them off toward Galilee. Israeli patrol fired upon from speeding car in S. Lebanon, 1 Israeli wounded.

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Occupied Palestine/Israel: Ahmed Salem sentenced to 6 yrs. by Lydd military court for membership in illegal organization. Ministerial economic Com. approves 18% wage hike for regular army soldiers. High Court issues order nisi against Interior Minister's ban on Fr. Fawzi Khouri's travel (3/30/84).

Arab World: Israeli water company Mekorot announces to interrupt water supply to Golan settlements, retaliating for independent water collective set up by settlers. Archaeology Dep't. fences off Tal Balata land area east of Nablus for confiscation, including Haj Ma'zouz alMasri and Qadri Toukan schools with 1500 students each.

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Occupied Palestinle/Israel: Over 22 dunums belonging to residents of Hableh, Tulkarm district set ablaze by unidentified arsonists. Secondary students from Raineh beaten by Israeli soldiers near Tel Aviv central bus station.

Arab World: 3 Israeli troops killed, 3 wounded in ambush at IDF patrol near Syrian-controlled area of Beqaa.

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Occupied Palestine/Israel: Gaza fishermen's catch wasted as Israeli tax officials prevent delivery to merchants for non-payment of illegal VATs. Al-Bireh's Family Rehabilitation Society graduates 16th class of 198 students.

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Occupied Palestine/Israel: Jihad Shaqr of Gaza attacked and killed by masked assailants.

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Occupied Palestine/Israel: ICRC reports Israel failing to report arrests within 10- day limit. Nablus and Bethlehem residents complain of water shortages as Mekorot diverts supplies to Israeli settlements. Israel-American Zionists Assoc. in conjunction with Compass-Peltours and Israel Assoc. of Real Estate Dealers announce plan to offer US Jews lots (60' x 60') in occupied territories for $3,600 (including Israeli passport and subsidized mortgage options). Items at Hebron Islamic exhibit confiscated by "civil administration" as "inciteful." 2-10 Golani Druze charged by Kiryat Shemona magistrate for incitement and participation in recent demonstration.

Arab World: DM Arens tells Tel Aviv engineers' club Israel will keep Awali River bridges closed until attacks on IDF in S. Lebanon end. Lebanese gov't. decides to close Israeli liaison office north of Beirut.

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Occupied Palestine/Israel: Israeli bus used to transport Nablus labor to Israel burned at roadblock near Qabalan village.

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Occupied Palestine/Israel: Trial of 25 Jewish terror suspects begins, 2 Israeli Army officers charged with bomb attacks on 3 West Bank mayors (1980); Rabbi Levinger released and Rabbi Waldman (also of Kiryat Arba) arrested for alleged links with Jewish terrorists. Za'el Issa Harashe, 34, of Bani Na'im released after 17-yr. imprisonment on security-related charge. Saleh Baransi released from custody. Residents of Deir al-Hatab fight fire destroying 300 dunums of trees and crops; arson suspected. Military court sentences Sharhabil Farajeh of Halhoul to 6 mos. prison on political charge upon return from studies in Jordan. Abd al-Basit of Daboriyah given 6 mos. prison on charge of PLO membership.

Arab World: Lebanese PM meets with US, Soviet and UK ambs. to seek help ending Israeli human rights violations in S. Lebanon; later Soviet amb. strongly condemns Israel's "inhuman" acts.

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Occupied Palestine/Israel: Israeli forces bulldoze homes of Qasem, Ali & Majed Sweitat in Izzedin near Jenin, West Bank, claiming they are built on "state land." Mine explodes near Biddu village, killing 10 sheep. Bomb planted in Bir Sab'a Beduin market defused; no arrests.

Arab World: Israeli planes bomb Bar Elias village in Beqaa Valley. 4 Israelis wounded by roadside bomb near Ansariya, S. Lebanon.

Other Countries: US Defense Sec. Weinberger discloses US assisting Israel to develop Saar 5 attack missile patrol boat.

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Occupied Palestine/Israel: 25 Jewish terror suspects formally charged with membership in "terrorist organization"; suspects names remain secret. Musrara shopkeepers strike, Arab Chamber of Commerce (Jerusalem) meet to protest Israeli VAT collections, illegal under international law. West Bank military coordinator meets with Bethlehem & Beit Sahour mayors. Liberal Party votes to continue 19-yr.-old alliance with Herut.

Other Countries: At American Jewish Press Association conference US Sec. of Defense Weinberger reveals US Navy purchased Israeli-made pilotless planes. [Both US Navy and Air Force have own drone development programs and 10 US companies produce them.] US State Dep't. spokesman says Reagan admin. asked Congress to defer action on proposed 8,000-man Gulf strike force based in Jordan. US embassy in Colombo reports Sri Lanka [having severed relations with Israel in 1970] to allow limited Israeli presence there to train Sri Lankan counter-insurgency forces.

Military Action: Occupied Palestine/Israel:

Police raid several Ramallah shops, fining or closing them for lack of license.

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Occupied Palestine/Israel: Al-Quds reports Jordanian gov't. program to give allowances to unemployed university graduates in West Bank. Before several hundred Jewish settlers and Gush Emunim supporters demonstrating solidarity with Jewish terror underground suspects, Dep. Speaker of Knesset Cohen-Avidov says "We have to tear out the eye and guts of the Arabs."

Arab World: 190-ft. tunnel from Israel-occupied Rafah to Egyptian Sinai discovered, suspected for use by smugglers.

Other Countries: In light of conviction of possessing bombs in New York and connections with anti-Arab terrorism, Meir Kahane refused entry into Canada. Japan rebuffs Arab League delegation proposal that Tokyo pressure Iran out of war by reducing its Irani oil purchases.

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Occupied Palestine/Israel: Former Stern Gang leader PM Shamir publicly denounces terrorism by Jewish settlers, and tells Knesset Israeli gov't. will not surrender its sovereignty over West Bank, but is ready to talk peace with any Arab leader. Reiterating that Israel considers Camp David only formula for settlement, PM Shamir rejects Chrmn. Arafat's call for peace conference under UN auspices.

Arab World: Lebanese amb. to Libya Farhat [dismissed by Libya when his gov't. signed agreement with Israel May 17, 1983] returns to his post. Egypt's FM Hassan Ali summons Israeli amb. Sassoon to protest Israel's "inhuman and illegal practices in occupied Arab territories".

Other Countries: In UN Security Council session, Zehdi Terzi accuses Israel of killing or wounding 60 refugees in its recent attack on Ain al-Hilweh camp, S. Lebanon. In effort to monitor Arab influence in US, American Jewish Congress pres. Mann announces nationwide push for legislation compelling colleges & universities to report sources of grants over $100,000 a year. Meeting with Israel's Science Minister, Thai Science Min. Lathopitat says he wants stronger industrial ties with Israel. After rash of complaints, British mail order house Freemans issues apology after accidentally shipping Israeli-made bras to Abu Dhabi.

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Occupied Palestine/Israel: EL-OP unveils new ship-board air defense system Spirtas. Military court sentences 7 Nablus men charged with murder of Hebron settler; 4 get life, 3 get 20-25 years.

Arab World: 2 Katyushas fall in IDF-occupied territory near Ba'loul, east of Lake Karoun.

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Occupied Palestine/Israel: About 400 foreign business people attend Jerusalem Economic conference "Isratech '84" marketing Israeli high-tech goods and weaponry. Alternative Movement head Matti Peled demands gov't. explain disappearance of Saleh Baransi; police refuse to disclose any information.

Arab World: Arab League meet in Tunis, focusing on Iran-Iraq war; postpone till November discussion of Syrian complaint against Morocco for its official welcome to 35-member Israeli delegation to Rabat Jewish congress this mo.; ministers revise voting requirements from consensus to majority rule. Israeli occupiers deny journalists access to S. Lebanon except with IDF escort.

Other Countries: UN Security Council considers complaints of Israeli attacks on Palestine refugees in S. Lebanon. Yugoslav gov't. denies entry visas to Hapoel Israeli delegation to European Federation of Cooperative Sport in spite of efforts by Belgian representative. US AID issues report severely critical of Israeli economic policies. Confronted by American Jewish Committee delegation on stage mtg. in Washington with Pres. Reagan, Mexican Pres. de Madrid says Mexico is a "defender of Israel."

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Arab World: In Lebanon: hand grenade attack on IDF in Sidon results in exchange of fire, 1 Lebanese civilian killed, 2 wounded, 1 IDF soldier wounded; Israeli planes bomb Shi'ite villages of Janta and Deir al-Ghazal in Beqaa Valley; inJanta, 4 wounded, 1 farmer killed while plowing his fields.

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Other Countries: New Jersey senator Lautenberg tells UJA leaders that disagreement with Israel's policies does not give Jews right to withhold contributions.

Social/Economic/Political:

Occupied Palestine/Israel: Palestinian Heritage Week festival exhibit destroyed in Bir Zeit U. fire; arson suspected. Israeli army denies any involvement in Ain al-Hilweh, S. Lebanon incidents (5/17/84).

Arab World: Muslim leaders march through Sabra refugee camp, protesting murder of Ain al-Hilweh refugees by Israeli-backed militia. Lebanon's PM Karami calls for united Lebanese effort to end Israeli occupation of S. Lebanon. Large rally held in Baalbek for Shi'ite soldiers, incuding Irani Revolutionary Guard. Thousands of Druze in Israeli-occupied Golan mark 40th anniversary of death of Nur al-Din Kanj Abu Salah, waving Syrian flags and shouting slogans of allegiance to Syria.

Other Countries: UN Security Council hears PLO complaint of Israeli attacks on S. Lebanon refugee camps in closed-door session. UNRWA spokesman in Vienna reports 1 killed, 20 injured in Israeli military operations in S. Lebanon refugee camp. Washington Post reports CIA director Casey allowed Israel access to sensitive satellite photographs. Pentagon officials confirm US & Israel working toward defense pact. Yeshiva U. Talmudic law prof. Rabbi Tendler decries arrests of Jewish terrorists and calls US Jews to their defense, claiming "a Jew . . . respects human life as no one else does." Fired from his Toronto congregation for denouncing Israeli invasion of Lebanon, Rabbi Slonim addresses Canadian Arab Federation, praying for better understanding between Arabs and Jews.

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Occupied Palestine/Israel: Taibeh's Palestinian Cultural Institute director Saleh Baransi disappears upon arrival from European visit. Zim Israel Navigation Co. reports loss of $49.2 million in 1983. Central Bureau of Statistics charts jobless rate from 10/83-4/84 at 43%.

Other Countries: U. of Pittsburgh Physics prof. Cohen tells Jerusalem Post Israel could earn $1 billion annually by burying America's nuclear waste in Negev.

Military Action:

Arab World: Israeli-armed "national guards" enter Ain al-Hilweh camp, shooting indiscriminately, 1 woman killed, 3 teen-age boys wounded; funeral procession that day broken up by IDF surrogates, shooting 5 or 6, killing 1 woman; 5 UNRWA personnel establish presence in camp; Arab states call for Security Council mtg. to consider Israeli responsibility.

Other Countries: Fateh delegation meets for 4-day talks with Soviet officials in Moscow. US Marine cpl. Griffin given bad-conduct discharge for conscientious objection to service in Beirut.

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Occupied Palestine/Israel: At news conference, Sheikh Saad al-Din al-Alami urges authorities to remove Israeli guards from al-Haram al-Sharif as they cannot offer security of the shrines in light of latest Israeli sabotage attempts.

Other Countries: Pennsylvania gubernatorial hopeful Lt. Gov. Scranton leaves on junket to Israel paid by its gov't.

Military Action:

Arab World: Just after midnight, IDF troops storm Ain al-Hilweh refugee camp near Sidon with tanks and armored vehicles, set off explosion, wound 20 residents, demolish 8 to 20 homes, shoot 2 residents, arrest about 150 people. Lebanese Nationalist commandos attack Israeli-backed South Lebanon Army near Yater village, 1 SLA soldier killed, 1 wounded.

Other Countries: Confirming longstanding Iraqi claims, MK Sharon tells Connecticut synogogue audience Israel has been supplying Iran arms with US knowledge.

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Occupied Palestine/Israel: Justice Minister Nissim asks cabinet to reconsider approval (5/11/84) of 2 new settlements (Neriya & Yaarit) as legal expropriation papers in dispute. Rakah councilor Karkaby protests Haifa housing discrimination, denying Arab newlyweds access to apartments reserved for young couples. Central Bureau of Statistics announces April inflation rate of 20.6, auguring 406%o inflation rate for 1984. Candidate Rabin pledges Alignment gov't. could withdraw IDF from Lebanon within 6 mos., thus saving $200-250 million yearly.

Arab World: PFLP, DFLP, Palestine Communist Party & Fateh representatives meet in Algiers to form unified stand before next PNC meeting. Egyptian Afro-Asian Solidarity Committee holds conference on "Solidarity with the Palestinian People" in Cairo. In interview with Akher Sa'a, Egypt's Dep. FM Ghali calls for new Arab League that will recognize and cooperate with Israel. Residents of Ain al-Hilweh refugee camp demonstrate against Israeli occupation.

Other Countries: US gov't. turns over files to Israel on completed and pending cases of Nazis and pro-Nazis living in US.