NO. 48

29 AUGUST 1994

The Political Scene

Israel and the PLO have successfully concluded their negotiations onextending Palestinian autonomy from Gaza and Jericho to the rest of the WestBank. They have also started quietly exploring each other's positions on finalstatus issues. PLO Chairman Yasir 'Arafat appears to be facing considerableopposition within his own group, Fatah, to amending the PLO's Charter withoutfurther concessions from Israel, but the Islamic group Hamas is making...