Saturday, August 30, 1997

Israel says that it is not obliged to carry out the 2d further redeployment (FRD) fr. the West Bank by 9/7, claim that it has until 11/97, but say that that timetable may be "complicated." As a "conciliatory gesture" the Israeli cabinet agrees in principle to gradually lift the closure. (NYT 8/31; WT 9/1; MM 9/3; YA 9/4 in WNC 9/8; JP 9/6)

2 Israeli border policemen, 2 Palestinians are injured in clashes in the West Bank refugee camp of Qalandiyya. (ITV 8/30 in WNC 9/4; WT 8/31)

A 2d Israeli injured in the 7/30 bombings dies, raising the toll to 17, including the 2 bombers. (JP 9/6) (see 8/11)