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July 2, 1994 | MICHAEL PARKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
PLO Chairman Yasser Arafat, triumphant in his "journey of return" after 27 years of exile, called on Palestinians on Friday to put aside their differences and build "a democratic and free homeland."
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NEWS
June 30, 1994 | MICHAEL PARKS and KIM MURPHY, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
After weeks of hesitation, PLO Chairman Yasser Arafat announced Wednesday that he will visit the Gaza Strip and West Bank town of Jericho this weekend, a historic return inaugurating the new Palestinian Authority that now governs the regions after 27 years of Israeli occupation. "I am coming!" Arafat excitedly told Nabil Shaath, now the authority's senior minister in the Gaza Strip, in a pre-dawn telephone call from the Tunis, Tunisia, headquarters of the Palestine Liberation Organization.
NEWS
June 12, 1994 | MICHAEL PARKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A five-bedroom villa has been rented, the town's merchants are finishing their cleanup campaign, the Palestinian Scouts are practicing their marching and drumming, and vantage points have been found for nearly 100 television cameras around Jericho's main square. But no one in Jericho has an answer--one that is not rank speculation--for the question that everyone is asking: "When is Yasser Arafat coming?"
NEWS
May 25, 1994 | MICHAEL PARKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Yasser Arafat, chairman of the Palestine Liberation Organization and head of the Palestinians' interim government, Tuesday canceled most of the military orders issued by Israel over its 27-year occupation of the Gaza Strip and this West Bank town.
NEWS
May 20, 1994 | MICHAEL PARKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With the Gaza Strip and the West Bank town of Jericho now under Palestinian rule, Israel and the PLO are planning to accelerate negotiations both on autonomy for the whole West Bank and on final relations between Israel and the Palestinians, sources close to the negotiations said Thursday.
NEWS
May 18, 1994 | DOYLE McMANUS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Greeted by a sea of freshly sewn Palestinian flags and saluted by an honor guard of Palestine Liberation Organization soldiers, Secretary of State Warren Christopher visited the first West Bank town from which Israel has withdrawn on Tuesday and hailed its peaceful transfer of power as a model for the future. "I am . . .
NEWS
May 17, 1994 | MARK FINEMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Mahmoud Ata abu Khour went back to jail Monday--a free man, well armed and euphoric--on the day the Gaza Strip all but became a free land. There was no stopping the 35-year-old onetime Palestinian prisoner as he led more than a dozen heavily armed fellow guerrillas through the gate of the central jail here. Abu Khour, a leader of the underground Fatah Hawks resistance and once one of Gaza's most-wanted men, wielded an Uzi submachine gun as he broke into the jail.
NEWS
May 16, 1994 | DOYLE McMANUS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Secretary of State Warren Christopher, in a move that will bolster Palestinian hopes for an independent state in the West Bank, said Sunday that he will travel to Jericho this week to meet with the newly established Palestinian self-governing authority there.
NEWS
May 16, 1994 | From Associated Press
Jewish settlers defied PLO authority Sunday by carrying automatic rifles into a Jericho synagogue guarded by Palestinian police officers. In the Gaza Strip, Palestinian gunmen fired on Israeli troops, and four Palestinians were wounded in the ensuing cross-fire. It is a time of testing in the newly established autonomy zones of the Gaza Strip and the West Bank region of Jericho.
NEWS
May 15, 1994 | From Associated Press
Crowds of jubilant Palestinians streamed into Jabaliya's police station Saturday after Israeli soldiers left in darkness from the teeming refugee camp where the intifada began. But to some, limited self-rule in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank's Jericho area was insufficient reward for more than six years of sacrifice during the Palestinian uprising. Israeli troops turned over three installations in Jabaliya to about 100 Palestinian officers just before dawn Saturday.
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