Monday, July 5, 1993

FM Peres briefs diplomats before 2-day visit to Cairo, stating, "I personally believe that we are nearer to have an agreement with the Palestinians than most people think." He denies advocating talks with PLO, but adds that in the event of an agreement "I would like to see first the signature and then the signatories." (Qol Yisra'el 7/5 in FBIS 7/6; MM 7/5)

PLO rejects U.S. working paper, Arafat stating in Amman that "it overstepped the basis of the peace process ... the Madrid terms of reference." (MM 7/6; Jordan Times 7/6 in FBIS 7/7)

21 Palestinian families, survivors of 1982 Sabra-Shatilla massacre, evicted from Cite Sportive stadium in Beirut. (WT 7/6)