Saturday, August 27, 1988


Occupied Palestine/Israel: The military places Nablus, the largest city on the W. Bank, under curfew [NYT 8/28].

Other Countries: UN Sec. -Gen. Javier Perez de Cuellar announces that PLO chairman Yasir Arafat is considering establishing a Palestinian government-in-exile [NYT 8/28]. UN Security Council calls on Israel to stop deporting Palestinian activists [LAT 8/28]. Arafat asks the UN for development aid and for UN troops to be sent to the occupied territories to protect the human rights of Palestinians [LAT 8/ 31].

Military Action

Occupied Palestine/Israel: At least 16 Palestinians are shot, injured in the occupied territories [FJ 9/4]. Troops beat at least 30 Palestinians in Burayj camp [NYT 8/28].