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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?"
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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 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 13, 1994 | KIM MURPHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A 15-member authority was appointed Thursday to become the Palestinians' first government of their own in Jericho and the Gaza Strip, and Palestinian leaders said the new council could assume power with the last Israeli troop withdrawal on Wednesday.
NEWS
May 5, 1994 | Associated Press
Israeli and PLO negotiators set aside three issues for further talks after the signing of an accord for limited Palestinian self-rule: PRISONERS: Israel has agreed to free 5,000 of the estimated 8,400 Palestinians it holds in three to four weeks. But Israel has refused to release members of the extremist Hamas movement or Palestinians convicted of killing Israelis. A compromise could permit release of some prisoners who sign a pledge of support for the peace accord.
NEWS
April 5, 1994 | MARK FINEMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As an army of bulldozers carved a new Israeli military border base into the Judean desert just outside town, and as Israeli soldiers hauled air conditioners and furniture from administration buildings they soon will leave behind, this sleepy oasis exploded Monday in a rare display of frenzy and frustration.
NEWS
March 29, 1994 | MARK FINEMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Abdel Karim Sidr is a hard man to find these days. It's better that way, he said. Sidr is the spokesman for the Palestine Liberation Organization in Jericho, the sleepy border town on the edge of the West Bank that exploded in euphoria last September when the PLO signed a historic peace declaration with Israel making Jericho the headquarters of a future, autonomous Palestine.
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