Tuesday, March 17, 1987
Occupied Palestine/Israel: Spokesman says Pres. Herzog intends to commute life sentences of 3 Jews convicted of murdering Palestinian students during 1982 raid on Islamic College in Hebron [NYT 3/18].
Arab World: PLO Chairman Arafat arrives in Algiers to inform Pres. Ben Jadid formally of agreement between Fateh, DFLP, the Palestinian Communist party, the Arab Liberation Front, and the Palestine Liberation Front to hold the 18th session of the Palestine National Council in an effort to reunite the PLO [NYT 3/18].