Tuesday, October 3, 1989


Occupied Palestine/Israel: Israeli peace activist Abie Nathan is sentenced to six months in prison for meeting last year with Yasir Arafat [NYT, WP 10/4; MET 10/10; JP 10/14].

Arab World: Syrian official condemns proposals for elections in O.T., claiming they would not lead to independence for Palestinians [WP 10/4].

Military Action

Occupied Palestine/Israel: 16 W. Bank Palestinians are arrested for flying Palestine flags. Israeli court sentences 2 Palestinians to 6 years, 30 months, respectively, for membership in organizations. At least 18 Palestinians are wounded throughout O.T. [FBIS 10/3]. IDF soldier is wounded by rock in E. Jerusalem [FBIS 10/4].