Monday, August 18, 1986


Occupied Palestine/Israel: On 'Id al-Adha holiday, Palestinian families begin three day sit-in strike at International Committee of Red Cross in East Jerusalem they are refused permission to visit relatives in Hebron Prison, who began hunger strike today to protest inhumane treatment (FJ 8/22).

Other Countries: Soviet-Israeli meeting in Helsinki, first official contact in 19 years, ends after 90 minutes (CSM 8/19).