Wednesday, May 18, 1983

Military Action:

Syrian roadblocks lifted on roads connecting Syrian held areas with rest of Lebanon.

Political Responses:

Israel/ Occupied Territories: Settlers attack car driving past Neve Ya'acov, in north Jerusalem, injure driver, destroy vehicle, no arrests.

Arab Governments: Syria rejects Reagan's appeal to withdraw forces, says it will not receive special US envoy Habib for discussions.

US and Other Countries: US special envoy Habib returns to Beirut from Washington; US expresses regret at Syrian rejection of Habib visit.