Academic journal article The Middle East Journal

Chronology: Palestinian Affairs

Academic journal article The Middle East Journal

Chronology: Palestinian Affairs

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Palestinian Affairs

See also Arab-Israeli conflict

Aug. 8: The Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) office in Washington, DC was allowed to remain open for another six months following President Bush's decision to waive a law that would have forced the office to close. [MEED, 8/8]

Aug. 20: Palestinian Prime Minister Mahmud 'Abbas ordered Palestinian Authority security forces to arrest members of Hamas and Islamic Jihad who claimed responsibility for a bus bombing in Jerusalem that killed at least 20 people and wounded dozens more, 40 of them children. [JP, 8/20]

Aug. 22: Washington froze the assets of five Palestinian charities in the United States that were believed to be funding the militant group Hamas. [MEED, 8/26]

Aug. 25: Yasir 'Arafat named Brigadier General Jibril Rajoub, a former West Bank security chief, as national security advisor. [WSJ, 8/26]

Aug. 28: Officials of one of Gaza's largest Islamic charities, in an attempt to crack down on Palestinian terrorist groups, announced that the Palestinian Authority has frozen the funds of as many as 36 foundations that were believed to support Hamas and Islamic Jihad. …

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