Thursday, October 20, 1988


Occupied Palestine/Israel: Israeli military authorities order the W. Bank offices of the Arab Bank to close [FJ 10/30].

Arab World: King Hussein of Jordan announces willingness to attend a Middle East peace conference as part of a Palestinian-Jordanian delegation if asked by the PLO [LAT 10/21]. PLO announces that the PNC will meet 12-14 November in Algiers [WP 10/20]

Other Countries: The Committee to Protect Journalists and Article 19, a British group combating censorship, release report denouncing Israel's treatment of Palestinian press [WT 10/20].

Military Action

Occupied Palestine/Israel: In Jabalya troops fire to break up demonstrations; 2 Palestinians are injured. At Beach camp 2 Palestinians are injured during clashes with Israeli troops. In Silwad troops injure 3 Palestinians during clashes. In Salim 2 Palestinians are injured during clashes. In Bayt Furik troops destroy 4homes [Fl 10/ 23].

Arab World: Israeli artillery strikes 3 Lebanese villages in response to 10/19 attack on Israeli forces [WP 10/21].