Sunday, August 2, 1987


Occupied Palestine/Israel: Israeli army officer is shot, killed in attack on military vehicle in Gaza City; Force 17 later claims responsibility for the attack. Curfew and travel ban are imposed. [WP 8/2; MEI 8/8].

Arab World: Muhammad Shuqayr, Islamic affairs adviser to Lebanese Pres. Jumayyil, is killed by gunmen in his W. Beirut home [WP 8/3]. Reports indicate Amal has released 30 Palestinians from Burj al-Shamali refugee camp in Tyre; it is believed Amal still holds 130 Palestinians in S. Lebanon [FJ 8/2].