Wednesday, July 8, 1998

PA asks Israel to return the bodies of 100s of Palestinians killed over the yrs. in border skirmishes with the IDF, attempted crossborder infiltrations. The bodies are buried in a desert graveyard in the Jordan Valley. (WP 7/9; CSM 7/18)

Jordan's the Civil Aviation Authority says that it is considering an Israeli request to perform maintenance on Israeli commercial planes. (JT 7/9 in WNC 7/13)

Turkish FM Cem meets with Arafat, tours Jerusalem with Orient House head Faisal Husseini. (Anatolia 7/9 in WNC 7/13; CSM 7/10)

Based on details provided by SLA defector Ward, Lebanon's military prosecutor charges 77 persons--17 of whom are under arrest--with spying for Israel. (MM 7/10; Tishrin 7/11 in WNC 7/15) (see 7/6)