Wednesday, October 13, 1999

Israel, PA agree on revised list of 151 prisoners to be freed in the 2d stage of the prisoner release outlined in Wye II, which is now set for 10/15. The new list includes some Hamas, Islamic Jihad mbrs. jailed for anti-Israeli acts. (NYT, WP 10/14; MEI 10/15)

After a day of talks with settlement leaders who threaten to stage a showdown over his plans to evacuate 15 illegal settlements, PM Barak agrees not to evacuate residents fr. 3 of the 15 encampments, preserves a school at a 4th, allows livestock to remain at a 5th. Settlers may move mobile homes fr. other 10 enclaves to nearby settlements. In return, settlers will willingly vacate the 10 enclaves. (MM, WP 10/14; AYM 10/15 in WNC 10/18; MM, NYT 10/15; al-Quds 10/15 in WNC 10/20; LAW 10/18; WP 10/19; AYM 10/25 in WNC 10/28; MEI 10/29) (see 10/12)

A Lebanese military court detains 2 Lebanese citizens on charges of providing telephone links to Israel via an external exchange that they operate in al-Zalqa. (RL 10/19 in WNC 10/20; RL 10/28 in WNC 10/29)