Saturday, February 21, 1998

Jordanians in Ma'an continue to demonstrate against possible U.S.-British attack on Iraq, clash with troops; 20 are injured, 12 are arrested. Government imposes curfew, cuts phone service to town. Soldiers go house-to-house searching for arms, patrol streets. (MBC 2/20 in WNC 2/24; al-Dustur, JTV, RMC 2/21 in WNC 2/26; MM, WP, WT 2/23; MEI 2/27) (see 2/20)

1,000 Palestinians in Dheisheh, Aida refugee camps take part in demonstration organized by Fatah to protest threats to attack Iraq. Over the weekend, smaller demonstrations are held in Bethlehem, Ramallah, Nablus, Khan Yunis. (MEI, PR 2/27)