Tuesday, December 17, 1985


Occupied Palestine/Israel: Palestinian exprisoner Khalid Tantash is deported across Wadi 'Araba to Jordan in almost total media blackout; Tantash was awaiting High Court review of his appeal. (25 Palestinians have been deported since September) [FJ 1/3]. Israeli authorities close al-Najah University, saying measure is to prevent symposium on armed struggle; university spokesman Sa'eb Erakat states action is to prevent student council elections [NYT 12/18; BG 12/19]. Jerusalem Post reports investigation begins into unsolved murders of some 20 Palestinians; police believe murders are connected to West Bank land sales [JP 12/17].