Monday, January 6, 1986


Occupied Palestine/Israel: Israeli govt. statistics are issued showing immigration to Israel in 1985 was lowest ever [NYT 1/7]. Gaza military court sentences 2 Palestinians to 22 and 28 years in stabbing of Israeli truck driver last September; another Palestinian receives 25 years for attempted murder of Israeli in Khan Yunis a few months ago; 5 others get 14-22 years for attacks near Tel Aviv [JP 1/7].

Arab World: Syria denounces Arafat's statements blaming Syria, Libya for airport attacks, saying "Arafat's allegations amount to an open invitation to America and Israel to attack Syria and Libya" [WP 1/7]. Egyptian policeman Sulayman Khatir, convicted of shooting 7 Israelis in Sinai last October, is found hanged to death in military prison hospital [LT 1/7].