Thursday, June 2, 1983

Military Action:

Statistics for May show 60 separate attacks on IDF positions.

Political Responses:

Israel/ Occupied Territories: Arens says if Syria continues to reject Israeli-Lebanese agreement it is only a matter of weeks before Israel takes its next step; Labor Party backs immediate IDF withdrawal from Chouf, total withdrawal in 2 to 3 months.

Palestinians/ Lebanese: PFLP and DFLP give support to rebel demands but call for unity and reforms within framework of PNC; PFLP-GC announces support for rebel demands; Fateh central committee meets in Beqaa valley.

Arab Governments: Syria says its rejection of the Israeli-Lebanese withdrawal agreement is final and not open to negotiation.

US and Other Countries: Habib returns to US; House authorizes $251m economic and military aid to Lebanon.

UN: UNIFIL reports 8 incidents of harassment of its troops by Lebanese militiamen, some accompanied by IDF, during last week of May.