Wednesday, January 6, 1988


Occupied Palestine/Israel: Israel rejects UN resolution condemning planned deportation of 9 Palestinians from W. Bank and Gaza Strip [LAT 1/7]. Military welds shut 5 Jericho stores closed in observance of general strike [FJ 1/10].

Other Countries: Amnesty Intemational charges Israel with arresting Palestinians arbitrarily in W. Bank and Gaza and with quick military trials in violation of international standards [WP 1/7]. U.S. State Dept. denies U.S. vote against Israel in UN signals deterioration in U.S.-Israel relations [WP 1/7]. Curfews continue in Tulkarm, 'Azzah, and Khan Yunis refugee camps; military imposes curfews on Balatah and 'Askar camps and several neighborhoods in Qalqiliyyah after clashes between troops and demonstrators [FJ 1/10]. Delegation of 20 Greek lawyers leaves occupied territories, issues statement condemning "suppression of human rights" [FJ 1/10]. Michel Sabbah, 1st Arab Roman Catholic bishop of Jerusalem, is consecrated in Rome [FJ 1/10].

Military Action

Occupied Palestine/Israel: In Tulkarm, Israeli troops use tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse rock-throwing crowd; Palestinian from Nur Shams refugee camp who stabsoldier is shot, wounded in chest [WP 1/7; FJ 1/10]. Clashes4 are also reported in Qalqiliyyah, Gaza City, Ramallah, Rafah, and several refugee camps [LAT 1/7].