Monday, August 12, 2002

In an overnight raid, IDF commandos surround the home of wanted AMB mbr. Ghazal Frayhat in Yamun nr. Jenin, evict 13 family mbrs., take Frayhat into custody, fatally shoot him. The IDF fires on residential areas of Jaba'. (HA 8/12; NYT, WP 8/13; PCHR 8/16)

An Israeli military court approves the expulsion to Gaza of 3 relatives of Palestinian militants involved in fatal attacks on Israelis. (HA 8/12; NYT, WT 8/13)

After wks. of secret mtgs. in Gaza, the National and Islamic Higher Comm. for the Follow-up of the Intifada, comprising all Palestinian factions, says it is close to finalizing a draft national unity platform. (AP, BBC, MM, NYT, WT 8/13; AYM, SA 8/13 in WNC 8/14; NYT, WP 8/14; MM 8/15)