Academic journal article The Middle East Journal

Chronology: Palestinian Affairs

Academic journal article The Middle East Journal

Chronology: Palestinian Affairs

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See also, Arab-Israeli Conflict, Regional Affairs


Apr. 20: Security officials reported that they had discovered a weapons stockpile belonging to the Islamic Resistance Movement (HAMAS) in Gaza. Two HAMAS members were arrested in connection with the stockpile. [4/21 NYT]

Apr. 21: Police announced they had arrested seven HAMAS members involved in a plot to kill Palestinian National Authority (PNA) president Yasir Arafat on 28 April in Gaza City. [4/22 WP]

May 2: The World Bank and the PNA agreed to a $20 million loan for structural improvement projects, such as road and water supply construction. [5/3 FBIS]

May 18: In Gaza, Palestinian police arrested Iyyad Sarraj, director of the Palestinian Independent Commission for Citizens Rights (PICCR), on charges of slander involving an interview in which he accused the PNA of torturing prisoners. [5/20 NYT]

May 22: Palestinian journalists staged a strike outside a Palestinian Council meeting, protesting intimidation by authorities. [5/23 JP]

June 10: Police arrested PICCR director Iyyad Sarraj. Sarraj had been released on 27 May after being arrested on 18 May. [6/11 NYT]

June 12: A meeting of the Palestinian Council was canceled after 22 members from Gaza refused to accept an Israeli search before crossing through Israel to the West Bank. [6/13 NYT]

The PICCR published a note smuggled from prison written by jailed PICCR leader Iyyad Sarraj. …

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