Thursday, June 16, 1983


15 killed, 20 wounded in Tripoli when unidentified gunmen open fire on pedestrians; 5 wounded by bomb attacks on 4 Christian-owned shops in West Beirut; IDF siege at Deir Qanoun continues for 6th day, ICRC says it has been refused permission to enter the village on 15 occasions.

Political Responses:

Israel/ Occupied Territories: US Ambassador Lewis meets Begin, delivers invitation to visit Washington on July 27; Hebron central market area under curfew.

US and Other Countries: Senior State Dept. officials meet Israeli officials reportedly to discuss plans for IDF redeployment, measures to pressure Syrian troop withdrawal.