Declaration of Principles on Interim Self-Government Arrangements
September 13, 1993
The “Oslo Accords” (the “DOP”) represented an historic agreement to negotiate successive interim measures, described as a “peace process”, with the aim of reaching a “final status agreement” for a permanent end to the conflict. As part of the interim regime the DOP provided that in Gaza and Jericho there would be a “withdrawal” of military forces, but that elsewhere in the Territories there would be a “redeployment” in stages out of “populated areas”.
The Government of the State of Israel and the P.L.O. team in the Jordanian-Palestinian delegation to the Middle East Peace Conference (the “Palestinian Delegation”), representing the Palestinian people, agree that it is time to put an end to decades of confrontation and conflict, recognize their mutual legitimate and political rights, and strive to live in peaceful coexistence and mutual dignity and security and achieve a just, lasting and comprehensive peace settlement and historic reconciliation through the agreed political process. Accordingly, the, two sides agree to the following principles: