Saturday, August 7, 1999

1,000s of Palestinians are bussed to Arafat's headquarters in Gaza for a pro-Arafat demonstration in protest of a speech made by Syrian DM Tlas (8/2) accusing Arafat of having sold out the Palestinian cause. (WP 8/8; MM, WJW 8/12; MM 8/13) (see 8/5)

Hamas's armed wing, Izzeddin al-Qassam Brigades, takes responsibility for shooting 2 Jewish settlers in Hebron on 8/4. The IDF curfew on Palestinians in the Israeli-controlled sector of Hebron is still in place. (WT 8/8; IDF Radio 8/8 in WNC 8/9) (see 8/4)

High-level Romanian military delegation arrives in Egypt for talks on military cooperation. (MENA 8/7 in WNC 8/9)