Saturday, October 24, 1998

Arafat leaves the U.S. for Austria to ask EU states to support the Wye agmt. (NYT 10/24; NYT, WT 10/25)

A poll of 505 Israelis by the Israeli Dahaf Institute shows that 74% approve of the Wye agmt. (YA 10/25 in WNC 10/27)

As part of clamp down on Hamas, PA police in Gaza detain 11 journalists on their way to interview Hamas's Shaykh Yasin on Wye. Journalists call an open-ended strike to protest the PA actions. PA police also arrest al-Aqsa cleric Shaykh Hamid Bitawi, Islamic Jihad chief spokesman Nafiz Azzam for speak against the accord. (ITV 10/24 in WNC 10/27; WT 10/25; LAW, MM, NYT 10/26; WP 10/29; MEI, MM, PR 10/30; MM 11/2)