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, Information Technology, Regional Affairs, Lebanon


Jan. 18: The New York Times reported that the Damascus-based Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine had decided to rejoin the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO). [2/18 NYT]

The Jerusalem-based AI-Quds reported that Palestinian police had handed over to Israel Hisham Fu'ad Najm of Nablus, who had been accused of involvement in the murder of a child in Nazareth. It marked the first time a Palestinian citizen had been transferred by Palestinian authorities into Israeli custody. [1/19 FBIS]

Jan. 25: Al-Quds reported that 700 Palestinian prisoners from Ashkelon, Nafhah, and Haddarim had staged a hunger strike in protest of alleged abuses against them by prison administrators. [1/28 FBIS]

Feb. 7: Palestinian National Authority (PNA) officials released from prison `Abd al `Aziz Rantisi, an Islamic leader from Gaza who had been held for nearly two years without having officially been charged. [2/8 NYT, WP]

In protest against a failure by police to curb a mob attack in front of a Bethlehem courthouse, Palestinian judges went on strike. The judges had sentenced two convicted men to 15-year prison terms. [2/8 NYT]

Feb. 15: In Rome, the Vatican signed an agreement with representatives of the PLO in an effort to secure the legal status of religious churches in a future Palestinian state. …

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