Thursday, August 28, 1997

With Israeli DMin. approval, Jewish settlers set up 13 trailers on hill nr. Talmon settlement in the West Bank; claim they are expanding Talmon, although their site is some distance away. (IT 8/28 in WNC 9/4)

IDF demolishes 3 Palestinian homes, 2 barns, water tanks, storage buildings in the Jordan Valley. (PR 9/5)

Iraqi delegation participates in Damacus trade fair. (SATN 8/28, INA 8/29, SANA 8/31 in WNC 9/4)

IDF troops in s. Lebanon shell Amal, Hizballah positions, killing 4 Amal mbrs., wounding 2 Hizballah mbrs. Later in the day, 4 IDF soldiers are killed, 6 are injured when friendly fire sparks a forest fire. (AFP, RMC 8/28 in WNC 8/29; MM, WT 8/29; RL 8/29 in WNC 9/2; VOL 8/29 in WNC 9/4; NYT 8/30; NYT 8/5; JP 9/6; MEI 9/12)