December 19, 1988 |
After he heard the news of Washington's willingness to talk to the Palestine Liberation Organization, Jamal, a young Palestinian refugee who spends his days painting portraits of "martyrs" to the cause of independence, realized with a start that in one way it was the end of a dream. "I woke up from bed and it came to me. I would have to give up the idea of going back to my family's home village in Israel. This was always at the center of my family's view of the future. We would go back.
December 4, 1988
Israeli troops fatally shot a Palestinian teen-ager and wounded at least 15 other Arabs in clashes in the occupied territories. The army ordered curfews in three West Bank towns and barred reporters from Nablus, the West Bank's largest city, in response to the unrest. The 16-year-old Palestinian boy was killed in the village of Beit Furik, about 4 miles east of Nablus, when troops opened fire on demonstrators who erected stone barricades and hurled rocks and bottles at soldiers, the army said.
January 6, 1988 |
Israeli officials said Tuesday that a top British diplomat had fallen for Arab propaganda by criticizing as "an affront to civilized values" conditions at a Palestinian refugee camp he toured in the occupied Gaza Strip. Avi Pazner, spokesman for Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir, said Tuesday that British Minister of State for Foreign Affairs David Mellor was ill-informed.
September 16, 1987 |
The senior Israeli official in charge of administering the occupied West Bank was reported Tuesday to have resigned his post, prompting speculation that there have been differences over policy toward the area's Arab residents. Brig. Gen. Ephraim Sneh, 44, announced his intention to step down as head of civil administration for the West Bank after serving in the job for two years and three months, according to Israel army radio.
November 26, 1988 |
The Israeli army said Friday that it has jailed 22 soldiers who rampaged through a U.N. refugee camp after Palestinians threw stones. The action was largest punishment of Israeli troops in the nearly year-old Palestinian uprising in the occupied territories. The army said the jailing of the soldiers stemmed from an incident last Sunday at the U.N.-run Kalandia refugee camp north of Jerusalem. The soldiers received jail sentences for periods of up to two weeks, the army said.
January 9, 1988 |
Unrest in the Israeli-occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip wound up a full month Friday with the death of the 26th Palestinian victim of army gunfire and the arrival of a senior U.N. official on a controversial fact-finding trip. The violence continued despite extraordinary government efforts to suppress it, including the jailing for three to six months of "dozens" of Palestinian activists without trial.