Thursday, September 9, 1993

PLO Exec. Comm. approves recognition of Israel by 8-4 vote; 10-mbr. Israeli "inner cabinet" unanimously approves recognition of PLO. (WT 9/10)

PLO Chmn. Arafat, in letter to Israel PM Rabin, recognizes "the right of the State of Israel to exist in peace and security," renounces "the use of terrorism and other acts of violence." Parallel letter to Norwegian FM calls for "normalization of life" in the o.t. (NYT 9/10)

PFLP-GC head Ahmad Jibril rewterates threat to Arafat's life, saying "I personally will not have to kill him.... When Arafat is killed, the accord will fade away." (AFP 9/9 in FBIS 9/9; WP 9/10)

181 Palestinians expelled 12/92 by Israel to Lebanon cross border at Metulla, detained for questioning and medical exams prior to repatriation. (CSM, NYT, WT 9/10)