NO. 23

7 MARCH 1994

ThePolitical Scene

In the wake ofthe massacre at the Hebron mosque, the PLO has decidedthat it cannot return tothenegotiatingtablewithoutrealassurances that Palestinian civilians will be protected against furtherattacks by fanatic Israeli settlers.Syria,Jordan and Lebanonhavesuspended their negotiations withIsrael in solidarity.The Israelishave-for the first time ö curbed the activities of the most rabidsettler groups,but thesemoves have been dismissed as...