History of Palestine: Israeli Withdrawal

History of Palestine: Israeli Withdrawal Last updated on Thursday 22nd April 2010

Pursuant to the January 1993 agreement, Israeli forces withdrew from Jericho and the Gaza Strip in May 1994. The Palestinian National Authority under Arafat's leadership, assumed control of the areas.

Elections were promised for the West Bank but until they took place, Israel maintained military control over it. Palestinian autonomy was limited to control of taxation, communication, policing and travel documentation.

There were, on the other hand, some serious doubts about the PLO's ability to enforce its rule in the areas the Israelis had relinquished.

However, during al-Aqsa Intifada the Israeli troops have frequently been reoccupying and withdrawing from cities under the Palestinian authorities in both the West Bank and Gaza.

As you like 'History of Palestine: Israeli Withdrawal' you may also like following articles . . .

Palestine Government

The government of the West Bank has up to now been a dual one: one part applying to Israeli citizens and the other to Palestinians. Israelis are under Israeli law and authority while...

History of Palestine: The State of Israel

The state of Israel was established as of 14 May 1948. At once, five Arab armies, in support of the Palestinians, attacked the new state but were ultimately defeated. At the end of what is...

History of Palestine: 1993 Peace Accord

Following the Israeli elections of June 1992, the new prime minister and Labour leader Yitzak Rabin froze the construction of new settlement colonies in the Gaza strip and the West Bank....

Overview of Palestinians

Palestine is the ancient name of a Middle Eastern country situated on the eastern coast of the Mediterranean Sea. Its size has varied greatly throughout its history and its exact borders...

Palestinian Youth Association for Leadership and Rights Activation (PYALARA)

PYALARA stands for the Palestinian Youth Association for Leadership And Rights Activation. It was established in the year 1999 and obtained its official registration at the Palestinian...

Economy of Palestine

Following the Israeli occupation in 1967, the West Bank economy has been utterly disrupted. From its traditional agricultural base, the area has become more and more reliant on jobs in...

Palestinian National Internet Naming Authority

For a long time, Palestine did not have its own country-code Top-Level-Domain (ccTLD). However, and after three years of hard work with IANA, International Standards Organization (ISO) and...