Accession Number : ADA326505

Title :   Implementation of the Israeli-Palestinian Interim Agreement: Lessons from Tul Karm and Kalklieh for Senior Leaders.

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Leinwand, Kenneth J.

PDF Url : ADA326505

Report Date : 01 MAR 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 49

Abstract : The September 13, 1993, Oslo Declarations of Principles and the subsequent Israeli Palestinian Interim Agreement of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, in September 28, 1995, marked a turning point in Israeli and Palestinian relations. Having agreed to mutual recognition, the two sides engaged in the process of transferring police and civilian control from Israel to the Palestinian Authority in Gaza and the West Bank. This paper follows this process from the military perspective as Israel strove to protect its security while complying with the Interim Agreement. It examines the strategic, operational and tactical dimensions of the Interim Agreement and its application as experienced in Tul Karm and Kalkilieh. Included are lessons learned and concluding thoughts by the Ephraim Brigade Commander who was directly involved in implementing a portion of the Interim Agreement at Tul Karm and Kalkilieh.

Descriptors :   *ISRAEL, *INTERNATIONAL POLITICS, *PALESTINIANS, *POLITICAL NEGOTIATIONS, MILITARY STRATEGY, LESSONS LEARNED, LEADERSHIP, GOVERNMENT(FOREIGN), MILITARY FORCES(FOREIGN), AGREEMENTS, MILITARY COMMANDERS, POLITICAL PARTIES, MILITARY LAW.

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE