Thursday, March 31, 1988


Occupied Palestine/Israel: Israeli authorities order Palestinian residents of E. Jerusalem aged 16 to 35 to obtain special permits for travel to Jordan [WP 4/1]. In speech to Jewish settlers, P.M. Shamir compares Palestinians to "grasshoppers" who would be crushed [WP 4/1]. Palestinian shot, wounded 3/30 dies [FJ 4/3]. Israeli sources reveal 705 prisoners are being held under administrative detention [FJ 4/10].

Other Countries: Letters signed by 24 senators and 131 representatives criticize Sec. of State Shultz's 3/26 meeting with Palestinian American professors [WP 4/2].

Military Action

Occupied Palestine/Israel: Palestinian is killed during 1 of several violent clashes between rock-throwing protesters and soldiers in Hebron-area village of Yatta [WP, LAT 4/1]. Village is ordered under curfew [FJ 4/3]. Demonstrations break out in Jabalya and Rafah's Shabura quarter after curfews are lifted; 1 is seriously injured in Shabura [WP 4/1; FJ 4/3]. Curfews are in force in Balatah, old and new 'Askar, and 'Ayn Bayt al-Ma' camps [FJ 4/3].