Tuesday, February 21, 1989


Occupied Palestine/Israel: MK Dedi Zucker announces average age of Palestinian shot by IDF has fallen from 26.5 in 1/88 to 18.7 in 11/88 [FBIS 2/28]. General strike is observed throughout O.T. [FBIS 2/22].

Arab World: Egypt agrees to pay Israeli hotel owner $37 million as part of Taba settlement [MET 2/28]. Arafat meets with Tunisian pres. Zine al-Abidine Ben 'Ali in Tunis [FBIS 2/28].

Other Countries: Washington Post-ABC News Poll reports that 52% of Americans have unfavorable view of Israel [WP 2/21].

Military Action

Occupied Palestine/Israel: Troops kill 1 Palestinian, wound 18 others during clashes in O.T. [FBIS 2/22, FJ 2/27]. In Gaza 4 Palestinian houses are sealed [FBIS 2/22].

Arab World: Residents expelled from Israeli-imposed security zone in S. Lebanon march through W. Beirut demanding to be allowed to return to their homes [FJ 2/27].