Unilateral Withdrawal from the West Bank and Eastern Jerusalem - Legal Observations

(Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs) Alan Baker - The Oslo Accords establish an agreed division of control and jurisdiction between Israel and the Palestinian Authority in the West Bank. This division cannot be unilaterally altered without reciprocal agreement. The concept of a negotiated permanent status agreement is the very epicenter of the commitments undertaken by the Palestinians and Israelis to resolve the central issues between them. Ambassador Alan Baker, former legal adviser and deputy director-general of Israel's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, participated in the negotiation and drafting of the Oslo Accords with the Palestinians.

2017-01-24 00:00:00

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