JERUSALEM (Dec. 20)
A curfew lifted last night in the casbah (old quarter) of Nablus and the nearby Balata refugee camp was reimposed by the Israel army this morning to prevent a resumption of rioting. The curfew was imposed yesterday to quell disturbances after mobs of Arab youths stoned Israeli vehicles in the area. A 19-year-old Arab high school student, Samir Ghazal Taflaq, was fatally shot by Israeli border police during the melee.
The curfew on the Daheisha refugee camp near Bethlehem was lifted last night and apparently has not been reimposed. Meanwhile, young Arab nationalists at Bir Zeit University near Ramallah celebrated their victory in the local student council elections last night. The nationalists, supporters of El Fatah and the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, defeated Communists and Moslem religious extremists in the elections.