Saturday, January 23, 1993

British helicopters fly Red Cross officials into the "no man's land" in southern Lebanon to evacuate 17 Palestinians: 4 who are sick, 13 deported by mistake (11 of whom to be returned to jail). There are now 396 left. (NYT, WT 1/24)

Pres. Clinton telephones PM Rabin, expresses hope that the deportees issue will be solved as soon as possible. (NYT 1/29)

Syrian, Egyptian, Lebanese, and Jordanian ambs. to the U.S. brief Asst. Secy. of State Edward Djerejian on the Arab League position on deportees. (Saudi Arabian TV 1/23 in FBIS 1/26)

IDF shoots Palestinian dead near Ramallah. (Qol Yisra'el 1/24 in FBIS 1/26)

Roadside bomb wounds 1, kills 2 IDF soldiers in "security zone"; Israel shells Hizballah target villages 25 mi. south of Beirut. (NYT, WT 1/24; MM 1/25