Friday, May 13, 1994

PLA's al-Aqsa Brigade takes up duties as Palestinian police in Jericho, ending Israeli occupation. Joint Israeli-Palestinian patrols commence immediately, 1 stopping Kach sympathizers trying to enter Shalom Al Yisrael synagogue. 9-yr.-old Palestinian killed when his brother accidentally fires a police officer's rifle. Officer whose weapon fired arrested, to be court-martialled for negligence. (MM 5/13; NYT, WP, WT 5/14; NYT 5/15)

IDF leaves another base in Khan Yunis, turning it over to Palestinian police. (WP 5/14)

Hamas-led marches in Gaza Strip clash with IDF. 2 Palestinians wounded by IDF gunfire. (WP 5/14)

Informal talks on final status of o.t. open at Bruno Kreisky Forum in Vienna, grouping MKs led by Eli Dayan (Labor), PLO delegation under Ahmad Tibi. (MM 5/13)