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Source: Division for Palestinian Rights
31 March 1994
CHRONOLOGICAL REVIEW OF EVENTS

RELATING TO THE QUESTION OF PALESTINE


March 1994






















Monitored from the press by the
Division for Palestinian Rights

1 March The PLO decided to suspend its peace talks with Israel pending the adoption of the desired measures of international protection for the Palestinians in Hebron. (Al-Ittihad)
2 March Israeli troops shot dead two young Palestinians in Hebron and a third one died of wounds sustained a day earlier from troops' gunfire. Fourteen others were injured in the Gaza Strip. (Al-Ittihad) Israeli soldiers shot dead a Jewish settler in the West Bank believing that he was a Palestinian gunman. (The New York Times)


3 March The Israeli authorities released 400 Palestinian detainees from Ansar III detention camp. Israeli troops shot and injured 36 Palestinians in several locations in the West Bank. (Al-Ittihad)


4 March Israeli troops shot dead 2 Palestinians during clashes in the Balata refugee camp and two in the Gaza Strip. (Al-Ittihad)


5 March Israeli troops shot and injured 15 Palestinians during demonstrations in the West Bank. (Al-Ittihad)
7 March Mr. Jacques Neriah, a political adviser to Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin met with PLO Chairman Yasser Arafat in Cairo and conveyed to him a message from Mr. Rabin concerning the renewal of peace talks. (The New York Times)
8 March Israeli soldiers shot dead two Palestinians at an army checkpost in the Gaza Strip. (Reuters)


9 March Israeli troops shot and injured 9 Palestinians in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip. (Al-Ittihad)


10 March Israeli troops shot dead a 15-year-old boy and injured 8 others in Dier el-Balah refugee camp. Israeli troops shot and injured 18 Palestinians during clashes in Hebron and 8 others in Jabalia refugee camp. (Al-Ittihad)


11 March The Russian Federation Foreign Minister Andrei Kozyrev met with Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin in Israel and with PLO Chairman Yasser Arafat in Tunis and proposed the resumption of the Madrid peace conference. (Washington Post)
13 March The Israeli army shot dead a young Palestinian in Nurshams refugee camp and injured 31 others in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. (Al-Ittihad)
14 March US Secretary of State Warren Christopher met in Vladivostok with the Russian Foreign Minister, Andrei Kozyrev, to coordinate positions concerning the resumption of PLO-Israeli negotiations. (Washington Post)
15 March The Israeli Foreign Ministry Director-General met in Tunis for several hours with PLO Chairman Yasser Arafat. They discussed the possibility of having international observers in Hebron. (Ha'aretz)
16 March Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin met at the White House with President Bill Clinton for several hours. USA envoy Dennis Ross met in Tunis with PLO Chairman Yasser Arafat. (Reuters) The Russian Federation Foreign Minister Andrei Kozyrev met in Tunis with PLO Chairman Arafat. (The New York Times)
17 March Two armed Palestinians were ambushed and killed by Israeli troops in Khan Younis. In Jabalia refugee camp, 25 Palestinians were shot and injured by Israeli troops. (The Jerusalem Press)


18 March The United Nations Security Council adopted resolution 904 (1994) on the massacre in Hebron, calling for measures to guarantee the safety of the Palestinian civilians throughout the occupied territory. (SC/5808)
20 March An Israeli delegation led by Foreign Ministry director Uri Savir arrived in Tunis to meet with the PLO representative. (The Guardian)
21 March Israeli troops shot and wounded 11 Palestinians, including a six-month-old girl, in Hebron. (Reuters)


22 March Israeli troops killed 4 members of Hamas during an 18-hour gunbattle in Hebron in which Israeli troops used dozens of anti-tank missiles and thousands of rounds of ammunition into a three-story house. Two Palestinian women, including a pregnant woman, were killed in the shooting. (Reuters)
23 March The Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People met and adopted its programme of work for 1994.
24 March A one-day conference on the deployment Palestinian police in the future self-governing Palestinian areas was held in Cairo. Representatives of 23 Governments and the World Bank, in addition to those of Israel and the PLO, attended the meeting. (UPI)
25 March A Jewish settler shot dead a Palestinian man who was kneeling in prayer by a highway in southern Israel. (Reuters)


28 March The Israeli military shot and killed 6 Palestinian activists belonging to the Fatah movement in Jabalia refugee camp. (The Jerusalem Press)


29 March A young Palestinian was shot dead and 5 others were injured by Israeli troops in Bureij refugee camp. Thirty Palestinians were shot and injured in the Nablus area by Israeli troops. (The Jerusalem Press)


30 March Israeli troops shot and injured 31 Palestinians in the Gaza Strip. (TheJerusalem Press)


31 March An agreement on security arrangements for the West Bank town of Hebron (Temporary International Presence in Hebron - TIPH) was reached in Cairo between representatives of the PLO and Israel. It provided, inter alia, for a lightly armed contingent of 160 persons from Norway, Denmark and Italy. TIPH personnel will include field observers, office staff and support personnel. (Reuters)
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