Academic journal article The Middle East Journal

Chronology: Palestinian Affairs

Academic journal article The Middle East Journal

Chronology: Palestinian Affairs

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1996

July 17: In Bayt Awla, near Hebron, six unknown gunmen killed two Palestinians suspected of collaborating with Israel. [7/18 FBIS]

Aug. 1: The Jerusalem-based human rights group, Land and Water Establishment, reported that Palestinian security forces had beaten to death Muhammad Jumayyil, who had been arrested in October 1995 but not charged. In Nablus, hundreds of marchers accompanied the funeral procession and denounced the Palestinian National Authority (PNA). [7/31, 8/2 NYT]

Aug. 2: In the Tulkaram refugee camp, in the West Bank, marchers supporting a hunger strike by prisoners in PNA custody clashed with Palestinian police. One marcher was killed. The hunger strike was to protest the maltreatment of prisoners. [8/5 NYT]

Aug. 3: A military court sentenced two police officers to 15-years' imprisonment and one officer to ten-years' imprisonment for the beating death of Muhammad Jumayyil. [8/4 NYT]

Aug. …

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