Saturday, January 16, 1988


Occupied Palestine/Israel: UNRWA officials announce food trucks will be stationed outside of all Gaza Strip refugee camps until army lifts curfews. Officials also say Nusayrat camp has been without water since water main break 1/11; army will not allow UNRWA to enter camp and repair main [WP 1/17]. Commercial strike continues in most W. Bank cities [FJ 1/17].

Other Countries: Estimated 5,000 demonstrators march in Rome to protest Israeli policies in the occupied territories. Police prevent group of marchers from entering Jewish neighborhood [FJ 1/24].

Military Action

Occupied Palestine/Israel: UN Undersec. Gen. Goulding is caught in midst of tear gas, rubber bullets at Balatah refugee camp; 14 camps in W. Bank and Gaza Strip remain under curfew [NYT 1/17].