Monday, February 19, 1996

Israeli PM Shimon Peres unilaterally sets the date of the upcoming Israeli elections for 5/20. (WP 2/20)

Israel test fires its Arrow-2 missile, calls launch complete success. (QY 2/20 in FBIS 2/21; MM, WT 2/21; HA 2/22 in FBIS 2/23)

In s. Lebanon, 1 SLA mbr. is killed, 3 are wounded in clash with Hizballah. (RL 2/19 in FBIS 2/20)

In Jordan, Iraqi defector Lt. Gen. Hussein Kamel Hassan announces he has requested, received permission from Pres. Saddam Hussein to return to Iraq with his family. (MM 2/19; AFP 2/19 in FBIS 2/20; MM, WP, WT 2/20; RJ 2/20 in FBIS 2/21) (see 8/10/95)