Monday, August 16, 1999

After a 5-hr. mtg., Israel, the Palestinian Authority (PA) agree to draw up a lists of prisoners for negotiation on the next stage of prisoner releases required under the Wye agmt. (al-Jumhuriyya 8/17 in WNC 8/19; WT 8/18, 8/24)

In Sidon, Lebanon, 2 roadside bombs explode, killing Hizballah cmdr. Ali Hassan Deeb. Hizballah blames Israel, which previously tried to assassinated Deeb in a helicopter attack on 3/30/96. Israel welcomes the assassination, without claiming or denying responsibility. (VOL 8/16 in WNC 8/17; NYT, WP 8/17; CSM, WT 8/18; MEI 8/20)