Sunday, August 14, 1994

Hamas gunmen kill 1 Israeli, wound 6 in Gaza in 2 separate incidents, reacting to killing of 2 Hamas mbrs. by Israeli police 8/12.  Attacks mark 1st death of Israeli civilian since self-rule began.  Arafat phones Hamas spokesman Mahmud Zahhar asking him to stop Hamas military operations.  (WT 8/15; NYT, WP, WT 8/16)

Israeli Police M Moshe Shahal says Israel should explore making peace with Iraq to counterbalance the threat from Iran. German sources suggest the U.S. has "indirectly suggested" Iraq take part in the peace process in exchange for the removal of the economic embargo.  (WT 8/15)