AL-WAHDAWI: Sanaa weekly, 6-10-98. [Archives:1998/41/Press Review]

October 12 1998

(People’s Nasserite Unionist Organization)  Main Headline:
1- The Zionist enemy stands behind Turkey’s threats of military action against Syria, announced military and political analysts.
2- Opposition Coordination Council in Yemen strongly condemns Turkish threats and calls for solidarity with Syria.
3- A Sanaa court orders the handover of investigation reports into the irregularities that plagued student admission into the College of Engineering, Sanaa University.
4- Two bombs went off at Martyrs Square, Dahli”, just before the arrival of the Prime Minister. An army unit stationed just outside the city opened a heavy barrage of fire on the spot where the blasts took place.
5- Implementing an Arab security agreement, the Interior Ministry bans Egyptians, Libyans, Sudanese, Tunisians and Algerians from entering Yemen with visas obtained from the Yemeni Embassy in Sudan.
Article Summary:
Palestinians Intimidated
A Palestinian source in Sanaa indicated that a Military Police force went into the quarter allocated for Palestinian families at the Hadda residential town, firing in the air. The caretaker was arrested. Two officials of the Palestinian Embassy were beaten when they tried to intervene to calm the situation.
It was pointed out that the Military Police has been regularly doing this sort of action in attempt to evict the Palestinians and give the houses to Yemenis. The housing units were given to the Palestinians by the President when they were kicked out of Lebanon in 1982. Fifty families were not allowed to go enter the West Bank following the peace accord.