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iraeio to close off occupied! areas
From Associated Press reports
JERUSALEM The Israeli army
will close off the entire West Bank
and Gaza Strip for three days in
expectation of major demonstrations
called by the Palestine Liberation
Organization to mark a Palestinian
anniversary, officials said today.
Both Israelis and Arabs will be
prevented from entering the occupied
zones. The only exception will be the
65,000 Jewish settlers living in the
West Bank and Gaza Strip, who will
not be restricted.
Journalists will also be barred.
The officials said the army will also
close the two bridges across the
Nicaraguao cease-fire negotiations be
From Associated Press reports
S APOA, Nicaragua Fresh from
signing their unexpected peace agree
ment in this border outpost last week,
Sandinista and contra negotiators
gathered here Monday to work out
details for a 60-day cease-fire.
Negotiators aimed to determine the
areas where rebel fighters will gather
during the cease-fire, outlined in the
accord signed Wednesday night.
The delegation from the leftist
government, led by Maj. Gen. Joa
quin Cuadra, deputy defense minister
and chief of staff of the Sandinista
army, arrived first.
The contra rebel negotiators were
Police break up demonstration in Panama
From Associated Press reports
PANAMA CITY, Panama
Police and soldiers using shotguns,
rubber truncheons and tear gas broke
up a march Monday by thousands
of opponents of Panama's strong
ian, Gen. Manuel Antonio Noriega.
Meanwhile, a general strike that
.ias closed down an estimated 90
percent of Panama's industry and
commerce entered its second week.
Ignoring an order to disperse, a
crowd of more than 10,000 cheering
people began walking toward the
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Incoming traffic will not be affected,
The closure was due to take effect
at 1 a.m. Tuesday on the West Bank
and at 10 p.m. Monday in the Gaza
Strip, where five-hour nightly curfews
are already in effect.
Israel's 24-member Cabinet report
edly authorized the measures in its
weekly session Sunday.
Israeli officials said the move was
calculated to lessen tensions on
Wednesday, when Palestinians will
mark Land Day, the 12th anniversary
to be led by Aristides Sanchez, one
of the directors of the umbrella
Nicaraguan Resistance. The delega
tion, including regional commanders
from key combat zones, was delayed
by travel difficulties and had not
arrived by early afternoon.
The peace agreement calls for a 60
day cease-fire beginning April I.
Further high-level negotiations are
tentatively scheduled for April 6 in
Managua, the capital, to reach a more
Monday's session also could
address the issue of when the Un
supported rebels must lay down their
capital's central business district
Minutes later, a tanker truck
equipped with a turret over the cab
sped through the line of march,
spraying hundreds of people with a
choking mixture of water and chem
icals that sent them fleeing into side
Behind the truck charged police
and soldiers firing birdshot and
beating people with 18-inch-long
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of a 1976 clash between Israeli
soldiers and Arabs over the confis
cation of Arab land. Six Arabs were
The army also confirmed it was
making large numbers of arrests to
try to prevent violence on Land Day.
"The purpose is to keep the ter
ritories quiet. It is not directed
specifically against the press, but we
don't want to give the people of the
areas any reason for causing distur
bances," said the Israeli official, who
spoke on condition of anonymity.
Underground leaflets signed by the
PLO have called for major demon
On Sunday, the leftist Sandinista
government fulfilled the first part of
the cease-fire accord by freeing 100
political prisoners under an amnesty
program. Most of them were accused
of activities linked to the contra
Afterward, Interior Minister
Tomas Borge called the amnesty
"possibly the beginning of the end of
the (6-year-old) war," and he called
on the contras to release Nicaraguan
peasants their troops had kidnapped.
After celebrating Palm Sunday
Mass, Roman Catholic Cardinal
As people fled the scene in panic,
they left Central Avenue littered with
their shoes. Reporters saw at least two
people trampled in the rush, including
a woman who suffered a compound
Before the march began, Lt. Col.
Virgilio Mirones of the Panama
Defense Forces urged the protesters
"We don't want to fight with the
Panamanian people," the officer said
through a megaphone, "We want to
fight the United States."
But the swelling crowd jeered at
him, shouting, "Join us, join us" and
"Noriega must go."
The United States has called for
Noriega's ouster since he was indicted
in Florida in February on drug-
strations throughout Israel and the
occupied territories to mark the
occasion, which has been a traditional
time of unrest in recent years.
Israeli officials have maintained
that press coverage, especially the
presence of television cameras, has
incited Palestinians to stage violent
protests that might otherwise not
have taken place.
Authorities have placed increased
restrictions on press coverage in
recent weeks, declaring most of the
occupied territories off limits on
Fridays during weekly Moslem
Miguel Obando y Bravo called the
prisoner release "very positive."
During his homily, the Managua
archbishop warned the cease-fire
agreement did not mean that "we
have already reached peace."
"Let us not make a mistake. Let
us not confuse ourselves. They have
only signed a cease-fire," he said,
emphasizing the point by repeating
the last sentence three times.
Under the Sapoa agreement, rebel
forces are to gather without interfer
ence from Sandinista forces in spec
ified zones inside Nicaragua during
the first two weeks of April.
trafficking charges. The Defense
Forces chief has said he is innocent.
The Reagan administration has
also imposed a number of economic
sanctions on Panama and supported
efforts by former President Eric
Arturo Delvalle to freeze Panama's
deposits in U.S. banks.
Monday's demonstration was one
of the largest in months. Like others,
it was smashed with drill-like preci
sion. An hour after it ended, squads
of soldiers had occupied every major
intersection and most streets in the
The mayors of Panama City and
one of its largest, poorer suburbs had
warned protesters not to violate a ban
on demonstrations that "subvert
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Gephardt drops out of race
for Democratic nomination
From Associated Press reports
Democratic presidential aspi
rant Richard Gephardt of Mis
souri ended his candidacy Mon
day, leaving Jesse Jackson and
Michael Dukakis to fight it out
for the Democratic presidential
nomination with Sens. Paul
Simon of Illinois and Albert Gore
of Tennessee far behind the two
"It's been said the opera isn't
over until the fat lady sings,"
Gephardt said at a news confer
ence on Capitol Hill. "Last Sat
urday in Michigan I think I heard
her walking to the microphone."
He was pushed to withdraw by
a third-place finish in Michigan's
caucuses, far short of the "Mich
igan miracle" he sought to revive
a candidacy that blossomed in
Iowa's lead-off caucuses but was
trampled in the South.
Troops return from Honduras
FORT BRAGG, N.C. The
first United States troops to depart
Honduras since a special deploy
ment was sent as a show of force
against Nicaragua parachuted into
the home base Monday amid the
cheers of relatives and friends.
The soldiers dropped at 5 p.m.
into the Sicily Drop Zone at Fort
Bragg, home of the 82nd Airborne
Division, where they were greeted
by a military band and command
ing generals from the base.
"I am happy to go home because
nothing happened," said Sgt.
Elliott Cook, 22, of Miami.
Outside the Palmerola Air Base
in Honduras, about 200 Hondu
rans demonstrated their support
for the Americans.
The paratroopers were part of
a force rushed to Honduras on
March 17 for training exercises to
flex U.S. military muscles after a
reported incursion by about 2,000
Nicaraguan troops chasing Un
supported contra rebels.
Death investigation continues
PEMBROKE, N.C. Com
missioners in racially troubled
Robeson County asked Monday
for a special prosecutor to probe
the death of an Indian judgeship
candidate, while the sheriff said
investigators were following every
tip they receive.
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News in Brief
Supporters of Julian Pierce, a
lawyer who was slain by three
shotgun blasts over the weekend,
also decided to seek a special
legislative session to allow a
substitute candidate in the May 3
primary for Superior Court judge.
Robeson County's racial
makeup is evenly divided among
Indians, blacks and whites. The
southeastern North Carolina
county was the scene in February
of a siege at The Robesonian
newspaper, where two Indians
seized the newsroom and com
plained of law enforcement and
corruption. The two were charged
with hostage-taking by federal
Newspaper still slams Koch
NEW YORK - On Feb. 15,
1986, the Amsterdam News
printed a front-page editorial
calling upon Mayor Edward Koch
Koch ignored it. He also
ignored the next week's editorial
and the one after that. He has now
ignored 110 consecutive editorials
on the front page of New York's
oldest black newspaper, each
broadside demanding that he leave
While the Amsterdam News
generally comes down on the left
side of the political spectrum, it
is considered the establishment
black newspaper, less radical than
some others published in the city.
Wilbert Tatum, author of the
editorials and editor-in-chief of the
40,000-circulation weekly, has
written anti-Koch editorials focus
ing on corruption, racial tensions,
homelessness all of them
blamed on the "weak and fading"
"The mayor's not commenting.
He's just going to let Tatum have
his say," said a Koch spokesman,
Tatum is saddened by the failure
of the city's major dailies to join
him; he speculates that the "awe
some power" of the mayor has
something to do with it, alluding
darkly to tax abatements, city
contracts and the like.
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