Academic journal article The Middle East Journal

Chronology: Palestinian Affairs

Academic journal article The Middle East Journal

Chronology: Palestinian Affairs

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1998

Oct. 20: In Hebron, Palestinian security forces detained 20 suspected Islamic "militants." [10/21 NT]

Oct. 24: In Klagenfurt, Austria, at a European Union meeting, Palestinian National Authority (PNA) President Yasir `Arafat briefed the leaders on the Wye Accord and thanked them for years of political and economic support. [10/25 NYT]

Oct. 25: In Ramallah, Palestinian security forces clashed with Fatah members while attempting to seize unlicensed weapons. Security forces killed 17-year-old Wasim Tarifi. [10/26 NYT, WP]

Oct. 26: In Ramallah, hundreds of Palestinian youths demonstrated against Palestinian security forces for the killing of Wasim Tarifi. [10/27 NYT]

Oct. 29: The PNA placed Islamic Resistance Movement (HAMAS) spiritual leader Shaykh Ahmad Yasin under house arrest for statements "against the Palestinian national interest." [10/30 NYT, FT, 11/2 FBIS]

Oct. 30: The PNA arrested more than 100 members of HAMAS. [10/31 NYT]

Nov. 1: In response to the PNA crack down on HAMAS, HAMAS threatened to "turn its guns" on PNA security forces. [11/2 NYT, FT]

Nov. 8: In Damascus, leaders of Palestinian groups, including HAMAS and Islamic Jihad, announced that they would boycott any PNA meeting to change the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) Charter and suggested that the PLO elect a central committee to deliberate amending the Charter. …

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