Saturday, March 19, 1988


Occupied Palestine/Israel: In Tulkarm, some labor union offices are closed and union staff members arrested. Abu Dis branch of Muslim young men's association is ordered closed. Authorities weld closed W. Bank shops whose owners defy Israeli orders to open during set hours [FJ 3/27]. Israel bans al-Shabibah organization [FJ 3/27].

Other Countries: Speaking in New York before Conference of Presidents of Major Am. Jewish Organizations, Israeli p.m. Shamir assails Am. Jews who have pushed for Israel to accept intemational conference [NYT 3/20].

Military Action Occupied Palestine/Israel: Army gunfire kills 1 Palestinian, wounds 1 other [WP 3/20]. Army declares most of W. Bank and Gaza Strip closed military zones, barring media from territories for 2d consecutive day. Soldiers attempto close shops in Nablus, Jenin, and other areas. Palestinians in 'Ayn Bayt al-Ma' refugee camp near Nablus protest 3/18 killing of camp resident by army [NYT 3/20]. In nighttime raid of Ramallah Hospital, soldiers arrest 10 patients and visitors [NYT, WP 3/20]. Soldiers distribute leaflets in Tulkarm and Qalqiliyyah calling on residents to end uprising. In Gaza Strip, military imposes curfew on Beach camp and Sabra quarter of Gaza City [FJ 3/27].