Palestinians shut down the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip with a general strike Wednesday to protest the deportation of dozens of Palestinians in the yearlong uprising.
Police recommended that prominent Jewish settler Rabbi Moshe Levinger be tried in the shooting death of a Palestinian, a Parliament member said.Also, two Palestinian teenagers and a 5-year-old boy were shot and wounded Wednesday in stone-throwing clashes with troops during the strike, called by PLO underground leaders of the uprising, hospital officials said.
Israel radio said an army officer was sentenced to two weeks in prison for failing to stop a rampage in which troops smashed houses and overturned cars after the soldiers were stoned in a refugee camp in the West Bank. The officer, a second lieutenant, was sentenced Tuesday.
Meanwhile, the center-left Labor Party broke off talks with Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir's right-wing Likud Party, saying it would enter opposition status after four of years of sharing power in a "national unity" government.