United Nations Security Council Resolution 242 And 338 Essay

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In addition, a major uprising of the Palestinians “convinced the Israeli government that they could not continue to rule over the Arab population”. (History.com) Partly secret negotiations in Oslo led to an agreement, which in 1994 a Palestinian National Authority established under the leadership of Arafat and the Palestinian Legislative Assembly. Under this authority, violent or racist parties were excluded. “After a 5-year transition period, the most difficult matters would be settled in final status negotiations, such as the status of Jerusalem, the Palestinian refugees, the Jewish settlements and the definite borders”. (Freedman) Eventually 97% of the Palestinians came under the PA control, including all of the Gaza Strip and approximately 40% of the West Bank Land.” (Israel-Palestina Informatie) The Oslo peace process was a set of agreements between the government of Israel and the Palestine Liberation Organization. These agreements were aimed at achieving a peace-treaty based on the United Nations Security Council Resolution 242 and 338. Resolution 242 was adopted after the Six-Day War, and “refers to the inadmissibility of the acquisition of territory by war and the need to work for a just and lasting peace in the Middle East in which every State in the area can live in security”. (Fraser) Meanwhile, resolution 338 called for a cease-fire in the Yom Kippur War. The Oslo peace process also called for the right of the Palestinian people to self-determination. Ever…

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