Friday, May 27, 1994

PLO officials Ahmad Qurai`, Nabil Shaath named to economics portfolios in Palestinian National Authority, among 14 appointed ministers in admin. to run Gaza, Jericho until elections held.  (RJ 5/28 in FBIS 5/31; NYT, WP 5/29)

PLO cancels contract with Austrian public-relations firm Teleaxis Holding.  $7.5 m. contract would have given company exclusive rights to arrange media coverage of PLO Chmn. Arafat's visit to Jericho.  (WT 5/29)

Hamas claims responsibility for killing 2 alleged collaborators in Gaza City.  (JP 6/4)

Frmr. Israeli DM Ariel Sharon announces he will run for PM election in 1996, prompting criticism by Likud colleagues, party leader Binyamin Netanyahu calling him a "subversive."  (MM 5/27; NYT, WP, WT 5/28; JP 6/4)