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Source: Division for Palestinian Rights (DPR)
30 June 1995
CHRONOLOGICAL REVIEW OF EVENTS

RELATING TO THE QUESTION OF PALESTINE

June 1995















Monitored from the media by the
Division for Palestinian Rights


4 June A 13-year-old Palestinian boy was killed and his eight-year-old brother was wounded in Hebron when an Israeli army bomb exploded near their home. (AFP)


5 June Israeli security forces arrested 45 activists of the Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas) in East Jerusalem. (AFP)
6 June German Chancellor Helmut Kohl met with PLO Chairman Yasser Arafat in Jericho and gave a check of 10 million marks as assistance to the Palestinian Authority. Mr. Kohl was accompanied by Mr. Mathias Kleinert, representative of Daimler-Benz, the biggest German industrial group, who offered to invest 80 million marks ($57.1 million) in the construction of a regional airport in the Gaza Strip. (AFP)
7 June The Japanese Government decided to grant 3.5 billion yen ($42 million) to the Palestinian Authority. The grant will be utilized to build a hospital and to provide medical equipment. It would be the first direct Japanese aid to the Palestinian Authority as Japan's previous assistance had come through international organizations. (AFP)


8 June The Palestinian Authority sent a gift of 20 tonnes of vegetables to Saudi Arabia in recognition of Riyadh's decision to open its market to Palestinian produce. (AFP)


13 June Hundreds of Israeli settlers launched a campaign to thwart government plans to redeploy Israeli troops in the West Bank by occupying empty houses in Barkan, near Nablus. Bulldozers were ploughing up land for a new pathway. Housing Minister Benyamin Ben Eliezer said that police would be sent in to evacuate them if it was found that the houses did not belong to them. (AFP)
14 June Israeli soldiers shot dead three Palestinians near Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip. It was reported that one of the men was wanted by Israeli forces and the other two were members of the PLO unit Force 17. According to an Israeli army statement, the shooting began when the three men tried to enter into the Gaza Strip from Egypt, via Rafah. PLO Chairman Yasser Arafat described the action as "an irresponsible, and individual act". (Reuter)
15 June The Israeli army started dismantling a military camp in the eastern edge of the West Bank town of Qalqiliya as part of its early redeployment. (AFP)


17 June More than 700 Palestinian prisoners in the Israeli prison of Jneid in Nablus began an open-ended hunger strike to demand their release. The prisoners are demanding the release of all 6,500 Palestinians starting with a group of 30 women, followed by about 150 youngsters under the age of 18, and then the sick and the handicapped. (Reuter)


19 June Irish Foreign Minister Dick Spring met with PLO Chairman Yasser Arafat in Gaza City. Despite Israeli protests, Mr. Spring visited the Orient House, the PLO headquarters in East Jerusalem and met with PLO official Mr. Faisal Husseini. (AFP)


20 June PLO Chairman Yasser Arafat held talks with the Turkish President Suleyman Demirel, in Ankara, on bilateral relations, Middle East peace, and Turkey's assistance to the Palestinian Authority. President Demirel pledged to continue with his country's political, moral and material support to the Palestinian people. (AFP)
21 June More than 1,000 Palestinian prisoners joined a hunger-strike to demand their release. PLO Chairman Yasser Arafat led thousands of Palestinians in a 24-hour fast to press for a mass release of prisoners and joined hundreds at a sit-in outside the ICRC offices in Gaza for about 10 minutes. (AFP)

Israel and the Palestinian negotiators reached an agreement in Cairo allowing the Palestinians to launch their own full television service. The agreement also resolved the dispute over unpaid telephone bills owed to the Israeli telecommunication company by the Palestinian Authority. (AFP)
22 June Unidentified gunmen shot dead Mr. Mahmud el-Khawaja, a leader of the Islamic Jihad Movement as he left home for work in the Gaza Strip. Spokesman of the Islamic Jihad accused Israel of being behind the assassination and vowed swift revenge. A spokesman of the Palestinian Authority, said PLO Chairman Yasser Arafat condemned the killing and promised to investigate and bring the perpetrators to justice. (Reuter)
24 June Twenty-three Palestinians and five Israelis were injured in clashes in the West Bank. The clashes took place during protests to demand the release of 6,500 Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails. Dozens of Palestinian demonstrators were arrested. (AFP)


25 June Two Palestinians were killed and 51 others were injured by Israeli soldiers during a demonstration in Nablus. (AFP)

26 June An Israeli settler opened fire at a Palestinian home in the Gaza Strip and killed a cow. (AFP)

27 June A Swiss aid organization based in the Gaza Strip reported that severe cases of malnutrition have increased among Gaza children. According to the Swiss organization, in the first quarter of 1995, 539 children were treated compared with 505 in 1994. One hundred forty-one cases out of 539 were of serious malnutrition compared with 72 for the same period in 1994. According to the report, poverty and the Israeli closure of the Gaza Strip were among the main causes that aggravated the malnutrition problem. (AFP)


29 June Israeli soldiers shot and injured a Palestinian who tried illegally to enter the Gaza Strip with his daughter from Egypt. (AFP)

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