The Hebron Protocol


The Hebron Protocol called for dividing the West Bank city of Hebron into Israeli and Palestinian areas. Israel agreed to withdraw from 80 percent of Hebron whilst maintaining security control over 20 percent of the city. The protocol (along with theĀ Note for the Record) reaffirmed areas to be implemented in accordance with the Interim Agreement (Oslo II). For Israel, this included responsibilities to redeploy troops, negotiation of a safe passage between Gaza and the West Bank and the opening of a port and airport in Gaza. In return, the Palestinians reaffirmed their commitment to cooperate with Israel on security issues and to combat terrorism. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and chairman Yasser Arafat agreed to restart permanent status negotiations.

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