Tuesday, October 6, 1987


Occupied Palestine/Israel: P. M. Yitzhak Shamir expresses anger over American Jewish Congress call for international peace conference and "realistic alternative" to military occupation of W. Bank and Gaza Strip [WP 10/7]. Sabah Hindi, whose sister died under mysterious circumstances while in police custody, is arrested and charged with plotting attack against border guards implicated in her death [FJ 10/11].

Other Countries: UNRWA Commissioner Gen. Giorgio Giacomelli calls on Amal to allow relief organization torebuild destroyed refugee camps before winter [FJ 10/11]. Fawwaz Yunis pleads not guilty in U.S. court to charges related to 1985 Beirut hijacking of Jordanianirplane [WP 10/7]. Faruq al-Qaddumi, head of PLO Political Department, meets with UN Sec. Gen. Perez de Cuellar in New York [FBIS 10/9].

Military Action

Occupied Palestine/Israel: In Gaza City, shoot-out between IDF patrol and Palestinians leaves 4 Palestinians, 1 Shin Bet officer dead; Israel alleges Palestinians belonged to Islamic Jihad; 2of the Palestinians killed escaped from Gaza Prison in May. Soldiers seize guns and ammunition found in Palestinians' possession. Police impose curfew [WP 10/8; FJ 10/11].

Arab World: Israeli warplanes conduct "mock raids" over 'Ayn al-Hilwah refugee camp near Sidon [MET 10/17].