Protocol Concerning the Redeployment in Hebron

The Oslo II Interim Agreement of 28 Sep 1995 set out interim arrangements to apply to all of the territories. With regard to Hebron, Article VII of Annex I of the Annexes to the Agreement set out guidelines for a redeployment of Israeli forces in the City of Hebron and a transfer of civil powers and responsibilities in the city to the Palestinian Council. The Interim Agreement provided that the redeployment should be completed within six months of its signing of the agreement. However, a series of terrorist attacks delayed implementation of the redeployment while a tense security situation highlighted the difficulties that could arise in this unique case where Palestinians and Israelis live in close proximity.Following the May 1996 elections in Israel and the establishment of a new government, the two sides entered into negotiations for the implementation of the Hebron provisions of the Interim Agreement.  The Protocol Concerning the Redeployment in Hebron was signed on January 17, 1997.

Main Points and Maps, from the Israeli Foreign Ministry

Historical Background of Hebron, from the Israel Foreign Ministry (contemporaneous)