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Palestinians Heed Self-imposed Curfew

January 10, 1990
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A general strike blanketed the West Bank and Gaza Strip on Tuesday as Palestinians observed a self-imposed curfew to mark the start of the 26th month of the intifada.

Shops were closed and streets deserted. There was no public transportation, and Palestinians employed in Israel stayed away from their jobs.

But young activists still clashed with Israel Defense Force soldiers. Five Arab youths were reported wounded by plastic bullets in Nablus.

Rubber bullets hurt three residents of the Tulkarm refugee camp. Three Arabs were reported wounded in the Gaza Strip.

Meanwhile, Maj. Gen. Yitzhak Mordechai, head of the IDF Central Command, held one of his periodic meetings with Palestinian dignitaries Tuesday, this time in the Hebron area.

The meetings are a routine for the IDF commander to “keep channels open.” Political issues are not discussed.

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