Palestinian Authority Government of October 2002
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Officeholders whose status is disputed are shown in italics
The Palestinian Authority Government of October 2002 was a government of the Palestinian National Authority (PA) from October 2002 to April 2003, headed by Yasser Arafat, the President of the Palestinian National Authority. The Cabinet was largely equal to the June Government, from which six Ministers had resigned.
In April 2003, the next Government led by Prime Minister Mahmoud Abbas was established.
Powers and jurisdiction
Pursuant to the Oslo Accords, the authority of the PA Government was limited to some civil rights of the Palestinians in the West Bank Areas A and B and in the Gaza Strip, and to internal security in Area A and in Gaza.
|0||Yasser Arafat||President of "Council of Ministers"||Fatah|
|3||Yasser Abed Rabbo||Information and Culture||Palestine Democratic Union (FIDA)|
|4||Nabil Shaath||Planning and International Cooperation||Fatah|
|5||Na'im Abu al-Hummus||Education||Fatah|
|6||Intissar al-Wazir||Social Affairs||Fatah|
|7||Nabeel Kassis||Tourism and Antiquities||Independent|
|9||Saeb Erekat||Local Governance||Fatah|
|11||Maher al-Masri||Economy, Trade and Industry||Fatah|
|12||Abdel Rahman Hamad||Engergy and Natural Resources||Fatah|
|15||Ghassan Khatib||Labor||Palestinian People's Party|
|16||Mitri Abu Eita||Transportation and Telecommunication||Independent|
|17||Abdul Aziz Shahin||Rations||Independent|
|18||Samir Ghosheh||Orient House Director||Independent|
|19||Hisham Abdul Razeq||Prisoners Affairs||Fatah|