The Israel-Arab Reader: A Documentary History of the Middle East Conflict - Part VI, pgs. 624-686 Summary & Analysis

Walter Lacquer and Barry Rubin
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Part VI, pgs. 624-686 Summary and Analysis

Hani al-Hassan feels that the PLO gives up much of what it stands for in signing the agreement with Israel. The West Bank-Gaza Palestinian leaders are also not happy with the agreement. They want more involvement through the establishment of councils and working groups.

When Presidents Asad and Clinton meet on January 16, 1994, both express their hope for a continuation of the peace process and the resolution of the Arab-Israeli conflict.

In March 1994, the Israelis and the PLO negotiate the Cairo Agreement which reaffirms their commitment to the Declaration of Principles. The Agreement covers the scheduled withdrawal of Israeli troops, the transfer of authority to the Palestinian government in Gaza and Jericho and the structure and jurisdiction of the Palestinian Authority. The rights of each group are defined. Both Rabin and Arafat give speeches after the...

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