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Geneva Accord (Draft Permanent Status Agreement)

Published December 1, 2003

The Geneva Accord was an unofficial agreement between Palestine and Israel worked out by diplomats and experts, many of whom had taken part in past Israel/Palestine negotiations. Among its points, it called for each state's recognition of the other's right to exist and redrew the borders of both states, giving Palestine a large portion of the Gaza Strip, West Bank, and a portion of Jerusalem. The Israeli settlements in those areas would agree to be resettled. The Palestinians would give up the right of return, for the most part. Although the Accord met with resistance from both states' governments it provided specific plans and ideas for trying to permanently end conflict and helped in drafting the Road Map.

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