Academic journal article The Middle East Journal

Chronology: Palestinian Affairs

Academic journal article The Middle East Journal

Chronology: Palestinian Affairs

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1999

Nov. 3: Nabil Sha'th, Minister of Planning and International Cooperation for the Palestinian National Authority (PNA), met with Romano Prodi, President of the European Commission, to discuss ways to strengthen Palestinian civil institutions and to encourage economic transparency. [11/4 FT]

Nov. 27: A statement, signed by 20 academics and politicians, accusing PNA President Yasir `Arafat's administration of "tyranny and corruption," was circulated. [11/29 NYT, 11/30 FT, 12/6 FBIS)

Nov. 28: PNA President 'Arafat called on the Palestinian Legislative Council (PLC) to lift the immunity of nine members who had signed the statement that criticized his regime. [11/30 NYT, FT, WP]

Police arrested seven of the 20 Palestinians who had signed the statement that criticized PNA President `Arafat's regime. [11/29 NYT, WSJ, WP, 11/30 FT]

Nov. 29: Police arrested three more people who had signed the statement that criticized PNA President `Arafat's regime. [11/30 NYT, FT]

Dec. 1: In Nablus, three masked gunmen attacked Mu'awiya Masri, a member of the PLC who had signed the statement critical of PNA President 'Arafat's regime, and shot him in the leg. Masri believed that the attack was related to the statement he had signed. [12/2 NYT, WP]

In Ramallah, thousands of Fatah members held a demonstration in support of PNA President 'Arafat. …

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