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Source: Division for Palestinian Rights (DPR)
30 January 1997
DEVELOPMENTS RELATED TO THE MIDDLE EAST PEACE PROCESS

Issue 10


January 1997



UNITED NATIONS
New York, February 1997



NOTE
Since April 1991, at the request of the Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People, the Division for Palestinian Rights of the United Nations Secretariat has prepared a compilation of statements, declarations, documents and other material pertaining to the various aspects of the Arab-Israeli conflict, the question of Palestine and the Middle East peace process entitled "Approaches towards the settlement of the Arab-Israeli conflict and the question of Palestine".

In January 1994, the bulletin was renamed "Developments related to the Middle East peace process". It includes information material related to the bilateral Arab-Israeli peace negotiations, the multilateral negotiations on Middle East regional issues and other aspects of the Middle East peace process.

This issue covers the month of January 1997.


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CONTENTS

Page
Excerpts from a statement by President Clinton on the Hebron agreement
Washington, D.C., 14 January 1997
1
Text of letters from the Presidency of the European Union to the Prime Minister of Israel and the President of the Palestinian Authority on the Hebron agreement,
Brussels, 15 January 1997
1
Text of the Israeli Cabinet communiqué approving the Hebron protocol and related documents,
Jerusalem, 15 January 1997
2
Statement before the Knesset by Prime Minister Netanyahu on the Hebron protocol,
Jerusalem, 16 January 1997
3
Text of the Protocol Concerning the Redeployment in Hebron and related documents,
Jerusalem, 17 January 1997
6
Text of a statement on the Middle East peace process by the Council of the European Union,
Brussels, 20 January 1997
17
Text of the Agreement on the Temporary International Presence in the City of Hebron,
Jerusalem, 21 January 1997
18
Text of the Memorandum of Understanding on the Establishment of a Temporary International Presence in Hebron
Oslo, 30 January 1997
20
Notes
24



Excerpts from a statement by President Clinton on the Hebron agreement
Washington, D.C., 14 January 1997


On 14 January 1997, at the White House, the following statement was made by United States President Bill Clinton on the conclusion of the Israeli-Palestinian agreement on the Protocol Concerning the Redeployment in Hebron:




Text of letters from the Presidency of the European Union to the Prime Minister of Israel and the President of the Palestinian Authority on the Hebron agreement
Brussels, 15 January 1997


On 15 January 1997, the President of the Council of the European Union addressed letters to Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu and President of the Palestinian Authority Yasser Arafat on the conclusion of the Hebron agreement. The following is the text of the letters:





Text of the Israeli Cabinet communiqué approving the Hebron protocol and related documents
Jerusalem, 15 January 1997


On 15 January 1997, the Israeli Cabinet adopted a communiqué approving the signing of the Hebron protocol and related documents. The following is the text of the decision, as communicated by the Cabinet Secretariat on 16 January 1997:


Cabinet Communiqué




Statement before the Knesset by Prime Minister Netanyahu on the Hebron protocol
Jerusalem, 16 January 1997


Speaking before the Knesset, on 16 January 1997, Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netahyahu explained his Government’s position with respect to the Protocol Concerning the Redeployment in Hebron. The following is the text of his address:


Mr. President, Mr. Speaker, Members of Knesset,




Text of the Protocol Concerning the Redeployment in Hebron and related documents
Jerusalem, 17 January 1997


The following is the text of the “Protocol Concerning the Redeployment in Hebron” and related documents agreed upon by Israel and the PLO at Erez checkpoint, Gaza Strip, on 15 January 1997, and signed at Jerusalem on 17 January 1997:

Protocol Concerning the Redeployment in Hebron

Security Arrangements Regarding Redeployment in Hebron
Civil Arrangements Regarding the Redeployment in Hebron
Miscellaneous
Done at Jerusalem, this 17th day of January 1997.
Appendix 1
Hebron Redeployment Map
Appendix 2
(Article 5)
Agreed Adjacent Area
Appendix 3
(Article 12)
List of Locations



Note for the Record
Prepared by Ambassador Dennis Ross
at the request of
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Ra'ees Yasser Arafat 5/



Agreed Minute
(Article 7)



Letter provided by United States Secretary of State Christopher to Benjamin
Netanyahu at the time of signing of the Hebron Protocol


Dear Mr. Prime Minister,




Text of a statement on the Middle East peace process
by the Council of the European Union
Brussels, 20 January 1997


On 20 January 1997, the following statement was issued in Brussels by the General Affairs Council of the European Union at its 1984th meeting:


Middle East Peace Process






Text of the Agreement on the Temporary International Presence in the City of Hebron
Jerusalem, 21 January 1997


The following is the text of the Israeli-PLO Agreement on the Temporary International Presence in the City of Hebron, signed at Jerusalem, on 21 January 1997:


Agreement on the Temporary International Presence in the City of Hebron

January 21, 1997




January 21, 1997.7/




Text of the Memorandum of Understanding on the Establishment of a
Temporary International Presence in Hebron
Oslo, 30 January 1997


On 30 January 1997, at Oslo, representatives of Denmark, Italy, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland and Turkey signed the Memorandum of Understanding on the Establishment of a Temporary International Presence in Hebron. The following is the text of the document:

Memorandum of Understanding on the Establishment of a
Temporary International Presence in Hebron

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Notes


1. Release of the Office of the Press Secretary, the White House, 14 January 1997, via the Internet at http://www.state.gov/www/regions/nea/isspeech.html; also at USIA, via the Internet at gopher://198.80.36.82/11s/current/news/geog/nea

2. Press release of the Presidency of the Council of the European Union, via the Internet, the EU Presidency WWW site of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands at http://hermes.bz.minbuza.nl/europe97/nieuws/pers.html

3. Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Israel, via the Internet at http://www.israel-mfa.gov.il/news/cab1601.html

4. Ibid. at http://www.israel-mfa.gov.il/mfa/speeches/pmkn1601.html

5. Ibid. at http://www.israel-mfa.gov.il/peace/hebprot.html

6. As per the text of the press release (Ref: 5326/97) received on 21 January 1997 from the Liaison Office of the General Secretariat of the Council of the European Union with the United Nations.

7. Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Israel, via the Internet at http://www.israel-mfa.gov.il/peace/tiph197.html

8. As per the text received on 4 February 1997 from the Permanent Mission of Norway to the United Nations.

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