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Source: Division for Palestinian Rights (DPR)
31 January 1996
CHRONOLOGICAL REVIEW OF EVENTS

RELATING TO THE QUESTION OF PALESTINE

January 1996













Monitored from the media by the
Division for Palestinian Right


1 January The Israeli cabinet met and discussed a Palestinian claim to

2 January Israel and the Palestinian Authority inaugurated the first

3 January Thirteen Palestinians expelled from Libya and carrying Syrian

4 January British Deputy Foreign Minister Jeremy Hanley met with PLO

5 January Yehiya Ayyash, a leading member of the Islamic Resistance

6 January More than 100,000 Palestinians, many of them Hamas supporters,

8 January PLO Chairman Yasser Arafat met with French Prime Minister Alain

9 January More than 50 countries and international organizations attended a

10 January King Hussein of Jordan visited Israel and met with Prime Minister

11 January Israel reopened its borders with the Palestinian self-rule areas

12 January President Hafez al-Assad of Syria agreed to a new and expanded

13 January US Secretary of State Warren Christopher met with PLO Chairman

14 January The Palestinian CEC tested padlocked ballot boxes and placed

15 January Electricité de France (EDF), Delma of the United States and the

16 January More than 100 armed Israeli police officers evicted about 100

17 January Israeli soldiers withdrew from their headquarters in Abu Dis town

18 January The Israeli authorities decided to seal the West Bank and the Gaza

19 January Israeli soldiers shot and killed three armed Palestinian men in a

20 January Thousands of Palestinian voters in the West Bank, the Gaza Strip,

21 January Initial results of the Palestinian elections showed that PLO

22 January The Palestinian CEC reported that PLO Chairman Yasser Arafat has

23 January A survey conducted by the Center for Palestine Research and

24 January The newly-elected Ra'ees of the Executive Authority of the

25 January Jordan's Foreign Minister Abdul-Karim al-Kabariti met with the

26 January The Israeli authorities banned Palestinians from the Gaza Strip

27 January The Ra'ees of the Executive Authority of the Palestinian Council

28 January Advisers to Israeli Prime Minister Shimon Peres raised the

30 January A 19-year-old Palestinian youth from Jenin stabbed and killed an

31 January The Israeli army closed off the West Bank town of Ramallah to
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