Friday, January 8, 1988


Occupied Palestine/Israel: Israeli army announces about 40 activists have been placed under administrative detention in the past 3 days. UN Undersec. Gen. Marrack Goulding arrives in Israel on factfinding mission to W. Bank and Gaza [WP 1/9]. Israel announces discovery of armed cell in Gaza Strip [FJ 1/17]. Kach followers vandalize 7 Arab-owned cars in Jerusalem's Old City. Israeli authorities close off an entrance to Shu'fat camp [FJ 1/171.

Military Action

Occupied Palestine/Israel: At Gaza's Burayj refugee camp, crowds exiting mosques throw stones at Israeli troops. Soldiers respond with tear gas, rubber bullets, and live ammunition; 1 is killed, 5 others wounded. Scattered disturbances are reported in W. Bank [WP 1/9]. Balatah, Jalazun, Am'ari, Nusayrat, and Khan Yunis camps remain under curfew [FJ 1/17]. In al-Mazra'ah al-Sharqiyyah, near Ramallah, residents clash with settlers and troops; village is placed under siege [FJ 1/24].