Tuesday, December 8, 1987


Occupied Palestine/Israel: Military lifts curfew imposed on Palestine Square section of Gaza 12/6 [FJ 12/13]. In Gaza, 4 Palestinians are killed, at least 7 wounded when Israeli truck collides with 2 vans of Palestinian workers returning from work in Israel; 4,000 demonstrators attend funeral for 3 of those killed. Rumors spread that crash may have been intentional [CSM 12/10; FJ 12/13]. Israeli authorities demolish 2 houses in Hiblah allegedly built without permits [FJ 12/13]. Israeli court sentences 3 Palestinians captured in international waters on board Italian ship Maria R. to prison terms ranging from 18 months to two and a half years [FJ 12/13].

Arab World: PLO delegation begins official visit to Cairo [FJ 12/13]. Abu Wa'il, official of Fateh Revolutionary Council (Abu Nidal group), is assassinated in Shatila refugee camp [FJ 12/13].