11 June 2001-06-13
Palestinian-Israeli Security Implementation Work Plan
The security organizations of the Government of Israel
(GOI) and of the Palestinian Authority (PA) reaffirm their commitment to the
security agreements forged at Sharm el-Sheikh in October 2000, embedded in
the Mitchell Report of April 2001.
The operational premise of the work plan is that the two sides are committed
to a mutual, comprehensive cease-fire, applying to all violent activities, in
accordance with the public declaration of both leaders. In addition, the
joint security committee referenced in this work plan will resolve issues
that may arise during the implementation of this work plan.
The security organizations of the GOI and PA agree to initiate the following
specific, concrete, and realistic security steps immediately to reestablish
security cooperation and the situation on the ground that existed prior to 28
1. The GOI and the PA will
immediately resume security cooperation.
senior-level meeting of Israeli, Palestinian, and U.S. security
officials will be held immediately and will reconvene at least once a week,
with mandatory participation by designated senior officials.
District Coordination Offices (DCOs) will be reinvigorated. They will carry
out their daily activities, to the maximum extent possible, according to the
standards established prior to September
28, 2000. As soon as the security situation permits, barriers
to effective cooperation - which include the erection of walls between the
Israeli and Palestinian sides - will be eliminated and join
Israeli-Palestinian patrols will be reinitiated.
video conferencing systems will be provided to senior-level Israeli and
Palestinian officials to facilitate frequent dialogue and security
Both sides will take immediate measures to enforce strict adherence to the
declared cease-fire and to stabilize the security environment.
procedures will be developed by the senior-level security committee to ensure
the secure movement of GOI and PA security personnel traveling in areas
outside their respective control, in accordance with existing agreements.
will not conduct attacks of any kind against the Palestinian Authority Ra'is
facilities: the headquarters of Palestinian security, intelligence, and
police organization; or prisons in the West Bank and Gaza.
PA will move immediately to apprehend, question, and incarcerate terrorists
in the West Bank and Gaza and will provide the security committee the names
of those arrested as soon as they are apprehended, as well as a readout of
will release all Palestinians arrested in security sweeps who have no
association with terrorist activities.
keeping with its unilateral cease-fire declaration, the PA will stop any
Palestinian security officials from inciting, aiding, abetting, or conducting
attacks against Israeli targets, including settlers.
keeping with Israel's unilateral cease-fire declaration, Israeli forces will
not conduct "proactive" security operations in areas under the
control of the PA or attack innocent civilian targets.
GOI will re-institute military police investigations into Palestinian deaths
resulting from Israel Defense Forces actions in the West Bank and Gaza in
incidents not involving terrorism.
3. Palestinian and Israeli security
officials will use the security committee to provide each other, as well as
designated U.S. officials, information on terrorist threats, including
information on known or suspected terrorist operation in - or moving to -
areas under the other's control.
terrorist and terror threat information will be acted upon immediately, with
follow-up actions and results reported to the security committee.
PA will undertake preemptive operations against terrorists, terrorist safe
houses, arms depots, and mortar factories. The PA will provide regular
progress reports of these actions to the security committee.
authorities will take action against Israeli citizens inciting, carrying out,
or planning to carry out violence against Palestinians, with progress reports
on these activities provided to the security committee.
4. The PA and GOI will move
aggressively to prevent individuals and groups from using areas under their
respective control to carry out acts of violence. In addition, both sides
will take steps to ensure that areas under their control will not be used to
launch attacks against the other side nor be used as refuge after attacks are
security committee will identify key flash points, and each side will inform
the other of the names of senior security personnel responsible for each
Standard Operating Procedures (SOP's) will be developed for each flash point.
These SOP's will address how the two sides handle and respond to security
incidents; the mechanisms for emergency contact; and the procedures to
deescalate security crises.
and Israeli security officials will identify and agree to the practical
measures needed to enforce "no demonstration zones" and
"buffer zones" around flash points to reduce opportunities for
confrontation. Both sides will adopt all necessary measures to prevent riots
and to control demonstration, particularly in flash-point areas.
and Israeli security officials will make a concerted effort to locate and
confiscate illegal weapons, including mortars, rockets, and explosives, in
areas under their respective control In addition, intensive efforts will be
made to prevent smuggling and illegal production of weapons. Each side will
inform the security committee of the status and success of these efforts.
Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) will adopt additional non-lethal measures to
deal with Palestinian crowds and demonstrators, and more generally, seek to
minimize the danger to lives and property of Palestinian civilians in
responding to violence.
5. The GOI and the PA, through the
auspices of the senior-level security committee, will forge - within one week
of the commencement of security committee meetings and resumption of security
cooperation - an agreed-upon schedule to implement the complete redeployment of
IDF forces to positions held before September 28, 2000.
on-the-ground redeployment will be initiated within the first 48 hours of
this one-week period and will continue while the schedule is being forged.
Within one week of the commencement of security committee meetings and
resumption of security cooperation, a specific timeline will be developed for
the lifting of internal closures as well as for the reopening of internal
roads, the Allenby Bridge, Gaza Airport, the Port of Gaza, and border
crossings. Security checkpoints will be minimized according to legitimate
security requirements and following consultation between the two sides.
on-the-ground actions on the lifting of the closures will be initiated within
the first 48 hours of this one-week period and will continue while the
timeline is being developed.
The parties pledge that even if untoward
events occur, security cooperation will continue through the joint security
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