Thursday, February 22, 1996

IDF declares the Palestinian village of al-Zahiriyya nr. Hebron a closed military zone after a soldier is lightly injured by rocks thrown at his jeep. IDF also bars Israelis fr. Qalqilya for security reasons; cancels entry ban on Nablus, Ramallah. (QY 2/22 in FBIS 2/23)

Israeli naval vessels stop, search Belgian ship transporting new cars to the port of Tyre, s. Lebanon. (RL 2/22, 2/23 in FBIS 2/23) (see 2/18)