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, Jordan

1999

Jan. 31: The Palestinian Legislative Council (PLC) demanded that Palestinian National Authority (PNA) President Yasir `Arafat suspend plans to declare statehood unilaterally on 4 May and, instead, prepare for statehood by introducing institutional reforms. [2/1 FT]

Feb. 4: PNA police arrested 40 members of Al Qassam who were allegedly planning attacks against Jewish settlers in the Gaza Strip. [2/5 NYT]

Feb. 12: About 200 Palestinians stormed a prison in Jericho to protest PNA detention of Islamic activists. About 44 prisoners throughout the territories affiliated with the Islamic Resistance Movement (HAMAS) and Islamic Jihad had been on a hunger strike to protest their detention without trial. [2/13 WP]

Feb. 17: The court of appeals ruled that President `Arafat, in his capacity as the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) chairman, had the right to determine whether to extend the term of the PLC, which was to expire on 4 May, or to hold new legislative elections. [2/19 FBIS]

Feb. …

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