A Chronology of U.S.-Middle East Relations

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A Chronology of U.S.-Middle East Relations


Powell, Sara, Washington Report on Middle East Affairs


Compiled by Sara Powell

JULY 1: US. warplanes mistakenly strafed a wedding party in a central Afghan village, killing an estimated 40 to 100 civilians and wounding from 70 to 130.

*In federal court in Alexandria, VA, Zacarias Moussaoui, the so-called 20th hijacker, denied involvement with the 9/11 attacks, while prosecutors in the John Walker Lindh case denied defense assertions of Lindh's mistreatment while in captivity.

*As the Bush administration threatened Palestinians with "consequences" if they reelect Yasser Arafat as president, Arafat offered to meet U.S. President George W. Bush "anytime, anywhere" to discuss peace.

*In Nablus, Israel assassinated two members of Hamas, including Muhanad Taher.

*Jordan arrested 11 people for allegedly plotting an attack on U.S. targets there.

*Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Abdallah rejected U.S. intervention in Palestinian or Arab internal affairs, while Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak urged President Bush to clarify his plan for Mideast peace.

JULY 2: A day after withdrawing three military observers from UN. forces in East Timor, Washington opened talks with Britain, France, Russia and China in an effort to gain immunity from the new international criminal court for US. troops serving in Bosnia.

*After lifting the curfew on a Hebron college campus, Israeli forces then stormed it, detaining 300 Palestinian students.

JULY 3: Senators touring the Middle East said Syria, while continuing to support Hezbollah, offered to help the U.S. fight terrorism.

*German police in Hamburg detained seven suspected Islamists, including the roommate of 911 hijacker Mohammed Atta, later releasing five for lack of evidence.

*As thousands protested in Gaza City, representatives from 27 countries and international organizations met on the Gaza-Israel border to discuss a Palestinian plan for reformation. Meanwhile, Yasser Arafat dismissed three law enforcement officials, including Jibril Rajoub, known for close ties to the CIA and accused of torture by human rights groups.

*Three Pakistani security troops were killed, along with four allegedly Chechen al-Qaeda members, in a shootout at a remote checkpoint on the Afghan border.

*Indian Foreign Minister Yashwant Sinha said there was evidence of renewed infiltration by Pakistani Islamists into Kashmir.

JULY 4: Egyptian American Hisham Hadayet killed two people and wounded three at the El Al ticket counter at Los Angeles International Airport, before an Israeli security guard shot him dead. Israel called the attack terrorism, although the us. did not.

*Iraqi President Saddam Hussain's stepson was arrested in Miami for enrolling in a flight school while in the U.S. on a tourist visa.

*The U.N. and Iraq opened new talks on the readmission of weapons inspectors.

*A suspected al-Qaeda member escaped from jail in Aden, Yemen.

*Israeli news reports quoted military sources as saying that all Palestinians on Israel's "most wanted list" had either been killed or arrested.

JULY 5: A Palestinian refugee pleaded guilty to one felony and one misdemeanor for resisting INS attempts to move him from California to New York.

*As Algeria celebrated 40 years of independence, 35 people were killed and another 80 injured in a bomb attack by suspected Islamists in Larba, southeast of Algiers.

*Three Turkish police officers and a suspected Islamist, allegedly linked to a previous assassination of a Kurdish police chief, were killed as police raided an apartment in Elazig, in Kurdish southeastern Turkey.

JULY 6: The U.N. announced that Iraq had refused to readmit weapons inspectors.

*Israeli forces shot a Palestinian and her two-year-old daughter in their heads in a taxi in Gaza City, and killed a Palestinian walking near his home in Khan Younis. In Ramallah, 500 Palestinian security troops demonstrated against Arafat's firing of Jibril Rajoub. …

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