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 Oslo Accords

The Oslo Accords are a set of agreements between the government of Israel and the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO): the Oslo I Accord, signed in Washington, D.C., in 1993 and the Oslo II Accord, signed in Taba in 1995. The Oslo Accords marked the start of the Oslo process, a peace process that is aimed at achieving a peace-treaty based on the United Nations Security Council Resolution 242 and 338, and to fulfill the "right of the Palestinian people to self-determination". The Oslo process started after secret negotiations in Oslo, resulting in the recognition by the PLO of the State of Israel and the recognition by Israel of the PLO as the representative of the Palestinian people and as a partner in negotiations.

The Oslo Accords created the Palestinian Authority, whose functions are the limited self-governance over parts of the West Bank and Gaza Strip; and, it acknowledged that the PLO is now Israel's partner in permanent status negotiations about the remaining issues. The most important issues are the borders of Israel and Palestine, the Israeli settlements, the status of Jerusalem, the question of Israel's military presence in and control over the remaining territories after the recognition of the Palestinian autonomy by Israel, and the Palestinian right of return. logo
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“He knew that I saw him as the decisive figure who brought about the signing of the Oslo Accords, and that I was aware first-hand of his meaningful contribution to the peace agreement with Jordan. He believed that my testimony would be taken as reliable,” writes Gil. He doesn't purport to be a historian, but ...

A member of the old guard of the PLO who lived in exile in Tunis before the Oslo Accords brought the leadership to the West Bank and Gaza, Aloul, 68, was also a commander of Fatah's armed wing, the Tanzim. There are others: Palestinian senior official Jibril Rajoub; Mohammed Dahlan, the Fatah ...
The 1993 Oslo Accords outlined a peace plan that called for a negotiated solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict within five years. The hope was that it would pave the way for peace treaties between Israel and other Middle East states and a generally more peaceful region. But instead came the Second ...
Palestinians, it seems, are to be offered 40 percent of the occupied West Bank (Areas A and B under the Oslo Accords). The 60 percent that comprises Area C, where the Israeli state has unlawfully built homes for 350,000 Jewish settlers, will become part of the state of Israel. Jerusalem is, according to ...
The vast majority of Palestinians in the West Bank live under the rule of the Palestinian Authority in Areas A and B, which were created by the Oslo Accords. Area A includes all of the major Palestinian towns. Palestinians run their own schools, courts, hospitals, elections and other institutions. It's true that ...
Haaretz has learned that in discussions that were held over the weekend both by the Fatah Central Committee and by the PLOs Executive Committee, a slew of suggestions is being considered; among them is the idea of nixing the Oslo Accords and the security coordination on the grounds that Israel has ...


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