Tuesday, April 19, 1988


Occupied Palestine/Israel: Israel expels 8 Palestinians, including 6 Bayta residents, to Lebanon. Cabinet minister Ezer Weizman denounces 4/16 assassination of PLO military leader Khalil al-Wazir [WP 4/20]. Palestinian wounded in 4/18 clash in Faqu'ah village, near Jenin, dies [WP 4/20; FJ 4/24]. General strike is observed in W. Bank and Gaza Strip [FJ 4/24]. Hafiz Tuqan, Israeli-appointed major of Nablus, resigns his post [FJ 4/24]. All Gaza Strip schools are ordered closed until 4/23 [FJ 4/24].

Military Action

Occupied Palestine/Israel: Military curfews are in effect in 17 towns and refugee camps [WP 4/20]. Scattered demonstrations and clashes continue in W. Bank [FJ 4/24]. Gaza Strip is declared closed military zone [FJ 4/24].