Academic journal article The Middle East Journal

Chronology: Palestinian Affairs

Academic journal article The Middle East Journal

Chronology: Palestinian Affairs

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1997

Oct. 29: In Gaza, the Palestine Development and Investment Company signed an agreement with the World Bank for a $15 million loan. [10/31 FBIS]

Nov. 10: Demonstrations were held in the West Bank and Gaza to protest US threats against Iraq. [11/11 NYT, FT, WP]

Nov. 13: Palestinian National Authority (PNA) president Yasir `Arafat announced that he intended to declare Palestinian statehood in May 1999. [ll/14 WSJ, WP]

Nov. 16: The Arab Industrial Development Organization allocated $200,000 to Palestinians to bolster the industrial sector. [11/19 FBIS]

Nov. 30: The PNA freed Fatih Subhi, a critic of corruption in the government, after five months' imprisonment during which he was never formally charged with a crime. [12/3 NYT]

Dec. 1: In Gaza, the creation of a new political party, the Palestinian Popular Forces Party, was announced after President `Arafat had approved its establishment. [12/7 FBIS]

Dec. 9: Sweden pledged a $30 million grant to the PNA to be allocated to infrastructure projects, human rights development and nongovernmental organizations. …

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