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Oslo II Accords (Interim Agreement on the West Bank and the Gaza Strip)

Published September 28, 1995

This Agreement, also known as the Taba Agreement, called for Israeli withdrawals from various Palestinian areas and expanded Palestinian self-rule. It divided the West Bank and Gaza into three areas, controlled by either Israel, the Palestinians, or Palestinian civil authority with Israeli military control. Oslo II also allowed Palestinian election, which took place in 1996. Among other provisions, the Agreement also provided "safe passage" to Palestinians travelling between Gaza and the Wet Bank, although Israel was also allowed to legally close crossing points into Israel if deemed necessary.

See also Oslo I Accords (Declaration of Principles on Interim Self-Government Arrangements). For more, Yale maintains an online law collection which contains an extensive list of primary source documents on Israel and Palestine.

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