Monday, October 16, 1989


Occupied Palestine/Israel: Army inquiry determines that human error allowed defecting Syrian pilot to penetrate Israeli air space [NYT 10/17].

Arab World: PLO Executive Committee, meeting in Baghdad, calls Sec. of State Baker's proposal for talks between Palestinians and Israelis an attempt to promote Shamir plan [WP 10/17; NYT 10/18].

Military Action

Occupied Palestine/Israel: 5 police officers, 15 Arabs are wounded, and at least 40 Palestinian students are arrested in E. Jerusalem clashes [NYT 10/17]. 8-year-old Palestinian dies of wounds received 10/13. Army closes E. Jerusalem school indefinitely due to demonstrations [FBIS 10/18]