Thursday, May 25, 1989


Occupied Palestine/Israel: Hadashot reports that Meir Kahane's Kach movement has set up Jewish "strike forces" to provoke and terrorize Arab population [FBIS 5/25]. Jerusalem court convicts Hanna Siniora, editor of al-Fajr, of censorship violation 2 1/2 years ago when al-Fajr published interview with Arafat without prior approval of censor [FBIS 5/26].

Arab World: Arafat speaks at Arab summit, asks for more money for intifadah; declares that none of the $128 million pledged at Algiers Arab summit (6/88) has been paid [FBIS 5/26].

Military Action

Occupied Palestine/Israel: In Jabalya camp Israeli troops shoot, kill 20-year-old Palestinian. [FBIS 5/26, FJ 5/29]. In O.T. at least 48 Palestinians are wounded in clashes [FBIS 5/26]. Israeli military court acquits 4 Israeli soldiers of manslaughter in beating death of Palestinian; the court convicts 4 of brutality, rules that their orders were "manifestly illegal" [WP 5/26].