Saturday, April 30, 1983

Political Responses:

Israel/ Occupied Territories: Firebomb thrown at border police vehicle near jenin, no injuries reported; Balata camp still under curfew.

Arab Governments: King Hussein says US refusal to deal directly with PLO, US failure to get Israeli withdrawal from Lebanon and halt to settlements are partly to blame for breakdown of his talks with PLO; Hussein also says Jordan will take measures to restrict movement of Palestinians from West Bank to Jordan, to prevent Israel from forcing the Arab population to emigrate.

US and Other Countries: Shultz says he is willing to go to Damascus when there is genuine progress on agreement for Israeli withdrawal, returns to Beirut, meets Gemayel and Salem for line by line review of 22 page draft agreement and annexes.