Friday, February 11, 1994

FM Peres tells Israeli radio Israel will not be forced to abandon settlements, but rhetorically asks "what is the point?" in maintaining small, isolated settlements,pecifically referring to Netzarim in Gaza Strip. (NYT, WP, WT 2/12)

Weekly Mail and Guardian newspaper of South Africa cites court documents that reveal Israel aided South African nuclear-weapons program in 1970s. (WT 2/12)

Lebanese police announce arrests of 4 presumed FRC ("Abu Nidal") mbrs. in connection with 1/29 murder of Jordanian diplomat Na'ib Ma'aitah. Gunman, arrested 2/6, identified as FRC mbr. Yusuf Mahmud Sha'ban. (RL 2/11 in FBIS 2/14; MM 2/11; NYT 2/13)

Zeyneba Hardaga Susic, 76, a Bosnian Muslim fr. Sarajevo, arrives in Israel to take refuge. Susic and her family were designated "Righteous Gentiles" by Yad Vashem in 1985 for aiding Bosnian Jews in World War II, 1st Muslims so designated. (MM 2/11; WP 2/12)