Sunday, February 1, 1987


Occupied Palestine/Israel: Defense Minister Rabin, responding to demands that Israel release 400 prisoners within a week in exchange for 4 university professors held in Lebanon, says Israel will not become "an international bank of prisoners" [NYT 2/2]. Israel announces Maj. Gen. Dan Shomron will be next Chief of Staff of IDF [FT 2/3]. Bomb explodes on Egged bus on route from Haifa to Jerusalem, injuring 9 Israelis [FJ 2/6; JP 2/7]. Twelve students suffer acid burns during demonstrations in Jabaliyyah refugee camp [FJ 2/6].