Saturday, December 19, 1987


Occupied Palestine/Israel: Israeli High Court orders investigation into death of Palestinian who is believed to have wounded an Israeli soldier in Rafah stabbing incident [NYT 12/20]. Large demonstrations are reported in Nazareth [FJ 12/20]. Israel orders Gaza's Islamic U. and Palestine Religious Institute closed for 1 month [FJ 12/27].

Military Action

Occupied Palestine/Israel: Palestinian protesters attack Israeli-owned banks, barricade streets in Arab E. Jerusalem with burning tires and roadblocks; 6 policemen are injured, 33 protesters arrested. On W. Bank, disturbances break out in Nablus, Jenin, Hebron, Bethlehem, and other towns. Army imposes curfews on Balatah and 'Askar refugee camps, uses tear gas to disperse demonstrators. Palestine Press Service reports 2 Arabs are shot, wounded near Bethlehem [NYT 12/20]. Hebron U. is ordered closed following campus protests against Israeli use of force in occupied territories; Palestinian student is wounded by army gunfire during demonstration [FJ 12/27].