Monday, June 30, 1997

Israeli FM Levy threatens to quit the cabinet after news of Infrastructure M Sharon's secret mtg. with Arafat dep. Abbas 6/16 is leaked to the press. (CSM, MM 6/30; NYT, WT 7/1; WJW 7/3; PR 7/4)

Palestinian Nasir Radwan dies as a result of injuries sustained in a beating by PA Force 17 mbrs. hrs. after his arrest 6/23. Arafat orders 8 officers to be tried by PA military court on assault charges. (LAW, WP 7/1; PR 7/4)

Israeli court releases on bail Nahum Korman, the settler arrested in the beating death of an 11-yr.-old Palestinian boy in Hussan, West Bank, on 10/28/96. Korman may not enter the West Bank until the conclusion of legal proceedings against him. (LAW 7/1) (see 11/1/96)

Turkey's Pres. Demirel approves PM Yilmaz's new, fully secular government coalition. (NYT, WP, WT 7/1; Istanbul Zaman 7/1 in WNC 7/2; MM 7/2; WJW 7/10)

Saudi Arabia asks Lebanon, Afghanistan to extradite 12 persons believed responsible for the 6/25/96 al-Khobar barracks bombing. (WP, WT 7/1) (see 6/27)

2 Hizballah mbrs. are killed in clash with IDF in s. Lebanon. (Voice of the Oppressed [Ba'albeck] 7/1 in WNC 7/2)