Last updated on: 10/18/2019 | Author: ProCon.org

Map – Close-up of West Bank & Gaza (2000)

TIME PERIOD: 2000

“Barak and Arafat signed the Sharm al-Shaykh Memorandum on September 4, 1999. Israel released prisoners, and transferred more of the West Bank to the Palestinians’ civilian control. Final status talks resumed ceremonially on September 13. The Palestinians gave Israel 30,000 police officers’ names. Israel released prisoners, opened a safe passage between the West Bank and Gaza and a major road in Hebron, and redeployed from more territory. On March 8, Barak and Arafat agreed to resume negotiations. Israel transferred still more territory to complete the second redeployment. In May, Israeli soldiers fought Palestinian demonstrators and police. Clinton, Barak, and Arafat held a summit at Camp David, from July11 to July 24, to forge a framework accord on final status issues. They did not succeed.”

Congressional Research Service (CRS), “The Middle East Peace Talks,” Issue Brief for Congress, 2002

“On the night of May 23-24 [2000], in a well-orchestrated operation, backed by columns of heavy Merkava tanks and helicopter gunships, the last Israeli troops pulled out [of Lebanon] under sporadic Hizbullah fire.”

Benny Morris, Righteous Victims, p. 656, Vintage Books, 2001

MAP KEY
Israel & the Disputed Territories (the Gaza Strip, the West Bank, and the Golan Heights) Israel & the Disputed Territories (the Gaza Strip, the West Bank, and the Golan Heights)
Exclusive Palestinian Control Exclusive Palestinian Control
Palestinian Civilian/Administrative Control Palestinian Civilian/Administrative Control
Israel Israel
Jerusalem Jerusalem

Map Showing Close-up of West Bank & Gaza (2000)

Close-up of West Bank & Gaza

Map Showing Close-up of West Bank & Gaza (2000), 175 Mile Radius from Jerusalem

175 Mile Radius from Jerusalem