Thursday, February 1, 1996

Israel expels to Jordan Muhammad Rujub Salama Muhammad, a Palestinian fr. Bayt Jala, on charges of spying on military bases for Iran. (QY 1/31 in FBIS 2/1; IDF Radio 2/2 in FBIS 2/2; JT 2/3 in FBIS 2/5; JP 2/10)

Jordan signs agricultural trade deals with Iraq, Syria. Under the agmt. with Iraq, Jordan will export $250 m. of foodstuffs left over fr. its 1995 trade protocol's account, meaning food exports to Iraq will slightly increase for 1996 (see 1/22). (Akhbar al-Usbu` 2/1 in FBIS 2/1)