Sunday, May 15, 1988


Occupied Palestine/Israel: Palestinian merchants observe general strike in W. Bank, Gaza Strip, and E. Jerusalem [FJ 5/22]. In Jerusalem, 3,300 police patrol streets in effort to prevent demonstrations [MET 5/26]. Elderly Palestinian dies of wounds sustained when he was beaten by settlers in Hebron 5/8 [FJ 5/22]. Israel announces cost of living rose 2.7% in April [MET 5/26].

Military Action

Occupied Palestine/Israel: Beach camp is placed under curfew after stone-throwing incidents. Soldiers use tear gas, rubber bullets to disperse crowds of protesters in Jabalya camp. Zayta village, near Tulkarm, is ordered under curfew after demonstrations. Curfew continues in 'Anabta, east of Tulkarm [FJ 5/22].