The World: Fighting a Cancer

The 650,000 Palestinians on the West Bank of the Jordan River are still angry. Restive under nine years of Israeli occupation and irritated by the presence of right-wing, nationalist Israeli settlers in illegal kibbutzim (TIME. May 17), the Arabs again rioted in West Bank cities, as well as in the old quarter of Jerusalem. Three Arabs were killed in clashes with Israeli troops—one of them a 16-year-old girl, whose funeral was attended by several West Bank mayors and other local dignitaries. In the aftermath, Premier Yitzhak Rabin's government debated new tactics for dealing with the cancerous resistance that is an...

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