Friday, February 12, 1988


Occupied Palestine/lsrael: Israel says it has begun jamming Radio al-Quds broadcasts [WP 2/14]. Other Countries: Ibrahim Khalid, Palestinian involved in 1985 attack on Rome airport, receives 30-year prison sentence. Sabri al-Banna (Abu Nidal) and Rashid Hamida are sentenced in absentia to life imprisonment [NYT 2/13].

Military Action

Occupied Palestine/Israel: In Nablus, soldiers fire tear gas, rubber bullets, and live ammunition in battle with violent crowd throwing rocks and Molotov cocktails; 2 Palestinians are killed. At least 5 are wounded by gunfire, another 12 by beatings [NYT, WP 2/13]. Soldiers break into Nablus' Ittihad Hospital, beat and detain 4 Palestinians giving blood [WP 2/13]. Military-imposed curfews continue in Tulkarm, Tulkarm camp, Qalqiliyyah, 'Anabta, Bayt 'Ur al-Tahta, and Bayt Ummar. Am'ari, Jalazun, Beach, and Dayr al-Balah camps are placed under curfew following demonstrations [FJ2/14].