Sunday, October 26, 1986


Occupied Palestine/Israel: At Jerusalem press conference, Australian priest claims that Mordechai Vanunu, who sold story of Israeli nuclear weapons secrets to Sunday Times of London, and who disappeared from London 30 September was being held in Israel where he was taken against his will (NYT 10/27).

Arab World: Syrian Foreign Minister denies anyone in Syrian government was involved with bomb plot (WP 10/27).

Military Action

Arab World: In Lebanon, Syrian-brokered truce is declared between Amal and Palestinians at 'Ayn al-Hilwah and Mieh Mieh. Amal and Palestinian leaders meet with Syrian truce observer. But fighting continues between Amal and Palestinians at Rashidiyyah (one killed, 25 wounded) (NYT 10/27).