Agreement on a Temporary International Presence in Hebron

Pursuant to Article VII of Annex I to the Oslo II Agreement, the two sides reached a subsequent agreement to establish a Temporary International Presence in the city of Hebron (TIPH). Norway was to provide 50-60 Norwegian citizens, to serve as TIPH personnel, consisting of field observers, office staff and support personnel, as agreed between the two sides. Consistent with its stated task, the TIPH personnel were to have no military or police functions.The tasks of the TIPH personnel were (1) to contribute by their presence to a feeling of security to the Palestinians of Hebron; (2) to help promote stability and an appropriate environment conducive to the enhancement of the well-being of the Palestinians in Hebron and their economic development; and (3) to provide periodic reports to specified committees.