Monday, February 4, 1985

Military Action

Occupied Palestine/Israel: Gunman kills IDF soldier guarding local Interior Ministry office in Ramallah; curfew imposed on Ramallah, al-Bireh, al-Amari camp; lifted later after over 100 arrested; over 100 businesses and shops closed by IDF for failure to cooperate in search for gunman [NYT 2/5, TS 2/5, JTA 2/5, MG 2/6]. Rabbi Moshe Levinger [who has been holding a "protest vigil" outside Dheisheh camp for 3 mos.], Border Policeman enter Dheisheh camp, fire shots, after stones thrown at Levinger; IDF seals off camp, detains several youths [WP 2/5, LT 2/5]. Levinger later joined by several right-wing MK's [JTA 2/5].

Arab World: Action in S. Lebanon: 2 IDF troops wounded in bomb explosion near Qlai'eh. Bombing near Jwaiyeh injures IDF soldier. Roadside bomb wounds IDF soldier north of Tyre [WP 2/5].