The Michigan Daily-Tuesday, July 28, 1981-Page 5
ISRAEL WITHHOLDS FIRE AGAINST PLO
Shaky Mideast cease-fire endures
From AP and UPI
BEIRUT, Lebanon - The cease-fire between Israel
and Palestinians in Lebanon survived a fourth day
yesterday despite early-morning shelling from
Palestinian gunners who have defied leader Yasser
Arafat's decision to honor the truce.
An Israeli military spokesman said there was no
return shooting or injuries after rockets and small-
arms fire struck southern Lebanon near Israel's bor-
MEANWHILE, THE PLO's Voice of Palestine
radio accused Israel of violating the cease-fire
agreement by flying military reconnaissance planes
over Beirut and southern Lebanon for the third
straight day yesterday.
PLO spokesman Mahmoud Labadi said the flights
were "very clear violations of the cease-fire"
agreement that the PLO had negotiated with the
United States through U.N. Secretary-General Kurt
But Israel Radio reported that Prime Minister
Menachem Begin, at a meeting of the parliamentary
foreign affairs and defense committee, said the
reconnaissance flights were not included in the cease-
fire agreement and will continue.
AN ISRAELI military spokesman said about 20
Soviet-made Katyusha rockets were fired late Sun-
day at the southern Lebanese enclave of Israeli-
backed Lebanese army Maj. Saad Haddad.
The rocket attack was not immediately claimed by
any guerrilla faction, but Begin said Sunday he would
hold the PLO responsible for any violations of the
Meanwhile, peace negotiator Philip Habib, repor-
ting to President Reagan in Washington yesterday,
said the latest calm "could be a first important step"
toward greater security in the area.
BUT HABIB ALSO told reporters that while there
is "an end to the bloodshed" in the area, the cease-
fire is "fragile and sensitive."
Dispatches from the Middle East Sunday said
Habib, who has had heart problems and was called
out of retirement, was ready to call it quits.
But, he told reporters at the White House, "I
probably will be going back." He said no time has
been set for his return to the Middle East.
MEANTIME, STATE Department spokesman
Dean Fischer said, "We are optimistic that the cease-
fire will hold."
American optimism is based on the fact that
violations by various factions have steadily
decreased since the cease-fire went into effect
Friday, he explained.
Habib spent a half-hour with Reagan in the Map
Room discussing his trying efforts to bring about a
cease-fire. Other advisors sitting in on the session in-
cluded Secretary of State Alexander Haig.
Habib said he expects the United States to use the
cease-fire to push for a more lasting solution to the
Arab-Israeli conflict that has stretched over several
decades. Talks on the broader issues, he added, will
get under way soon.
But he said the cessation of hostilities is a "first
time" and "I argue what has been accomplished can
contribute to pursuit of the broader" goals.
for royal wedding
From AP and UPI
LONDON (UPI) - Police said
yesterday they have launched the
biggest security operation in London's
history for tomorrow's royal wedding.
With bmemories still fresh of the
shootings of President Reagan and
Pope John Paul II and the firing of six
blank shots at Queen Elizabeth in Lon-
don five weeks ago, Assistant Com-
missioner Wilford Gibson said security
"is as watertight as we can make it."
WITH THE wedding two days away,
helicopters hover overhead, police dogs
sniff for explosives in sewers, police
sharpshooters have selected rooftop
positions, mail boxes on the procession
route are sealed and the grounds of St.
Paul's Cathedral are swept several
times daily for buried bombs.
Four thousand one hundred and ten
dollars worth of jewelry was stolen
from an apartment on the-700 block of S.
State, one of four campus area break-
ins this weekend. Police said the thief
pried open a screen to gain entry bet-
ween 11 p.m. Saturday and 2:30 a.m.
Sunday. The residents of the apartment
were not at home at the time of the
Miscellaneous property worth a total
' of $1740 was stolen from an apartment
on the 1300 block of Geddes between 9
p.m. and 11:45 p.m. Thursday. The thief
there also gained entry by prying off a
Five hundred and twenty dollars in
cash was stolen from an apartment on
the 100 block of S. State between 6 p.m.
Thursday and 2a.m. Friday. Again, the
screen was taken out of the window to
R An apartment on the 500 block of
Packard was broken-into early Sunday
morning after the thief cut a screen to
gain entry. An AM-FM stereo receiver
worth $200 was taken.
In other operations, the Archbishop of
Canterbury rehearsed Prince Charles
and Lady Diana Spencer yesterday in
the vows that will make them husband
and wife behind the great doors of St.
Paul's Cathedral, ° shut to ensure
privacy for the 20-year-old bride-to-be,
who has shown signs of wedding jitters.
The first sightseers took up their
street positions for the pageantry 48
hours away and thousands of visitors to
London caused traffic jams as the ex-
MANY OF those spectators ringed St.
Paul's Cathedral yesterday to see first
lady Nancy Reagan, who visited the
American chapel at the royal wedding
site to honor U.S. soldiers killed in
Europe during World War II.
"You'd think she was the princess of
America," said one man in the crowd
who did not give his name.
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