YEAR IN REVIEW 5748 YEAR IN REVIEW
PROF. JEROME SEGAL of
the University of Maryland
gained prominence when it
was learned that his proposal
for a two-state solution to the
Palestinian problem was
included in the PLO's
proposed declaration of
KING HUSSEIN OF JORDAN, in the surprise Mideast move of the year, declared that he was severing his 40-year ties with the West Bank. The
monarch's apparent abdication of his claim to the territory seemed to help his old enemy Yassir Arafat (shown with the king earlier in the year),
but many observers felt Hussein's was a sly move to prove the PLO's inability to rule.
MUBARAK AWAD, head of
the Palestinian Center for the
Study of Non-Violence, gained
sympathy for his cause when
he was deported by Israel to
the U.S., charged with
activities harmful to security
and public order. Israel
maintained that despite his
advocacy of non-violence,
Awad also supported PLO acts
of violence as legitimate.
A HANG GLIDER was used by an Arab terrorist to cross over from Lebanon and infiltrate an Israeli army
camp. Six Israeli soldiers were killed in the incident, which reportedly emboldened Palestinians. The
uprisings began several weeks later.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 1988
AN ISRAELI SOLDIER was killed after being shot at point-blank
range in Bethlehem in March. Moshe Katz, a 28-year-old reservist
and the first soldier killed in the disturbances, was buried in Haifa.