Monday, February 22, 1993

Palestinian delegation announces their participation inext round of talks requires Israeli commitment to never again deport o.t. Palestinians. Timetable for return of current deportees is negotiable. (NYT 2/23)

In Kuwait, Secy. of State Christopher asks Shaykh Jaber al-Ahmed al-Sabah to lift the Arab boycott of Israel. He then flies to Cyprus and on to Beirut by helicopter in first senior official visit to the city since 1983, meets with PM Hariri, FM Buwayz. He calls for speedy Syrian redeployment to the east in compliance with 1989 Taef accord, and disarming of southern Lebanese resistance as prelude to pressing Israeli compliance with UNSCR 425. (MM, NYT 2/23)

Israel, SIA clash with Islamic Resistance in "security zone," exchange artillery fire, killing 1 resistance fighter, 1 UNIFIL peacekeeper. (MM 2/23)