June 6, 2005.
1. Background – Political and
The State of Israel is committed to the peace process
and aspires to reach an agreed resolution of the
conflict based upon the vision of US President George
The State of Israel believes that it must act
to improve the current situation. The State of Israel
has come to the conclusion that there is currently no
reliable Palestinian partner with which it can make
progress in a two-sided peace process. Accordingly, it
has developed a plan of revised disengagement
(hereinafter – the plan), based on the following
One. The stalemate dictated by the current
situation is harmful. In order to break out of this
stalemate, the State of Israel is required to initiate
moves not dependent on Palestinian cooperation.
Two. The purpose of the plan is to lead to a
better security, political, economic and demographic
Three. In any future permanent status
arrangement, there will be no Israeli towns and villages
in the Gaza Strip. On the other hand, it is clear that
in the West Bank, there are areas which will be part of
the State of Israel, including major Israeli population
centers, cities, towns and villages, security areas and
other places of special interest to Israel.
Four. The State of Israel supports the efforts
of the United States, operating alongside the
international community, to promote the reform process,
the construction of institutions and the improvement of
the economy and welfare of the Palestinian residents, in
order that a new Palestinian leadership will emerge and
prove itself capable of fulfilling its commitments under
Five. Relocation from the Gaza Strip and from an
area in Northern Samaria should reduce friction with the
Six. The completion of the plan will serve to
dispel the claims regarding Israel’s responsibility for
the Palestinians in the Gaza Strip.
Seven. The process set forth in the plan is
without prejudice to the relevant agreements between the
State of Israel and the Palestinians. Relevant
arrangements shall continue to apply.
Eight. International support for this plan is
widespread and important. This support is essential in
order to bring the Palestinians to implement in practice
their obligations to combat terrorism and effect reforms
as required by the Roadmap, thus enabling the parties to
return to the path of negotiation.
2. Main Elements
The required preparatory work for the implementation
of the plan will be carried out (including staff work to
determine criteria, definitions, evaluations, and
preparations for required legislation).
Immediately upon completion of the preparatory work,
a discussion will be held by the Government in order to
make a decision concerning the relocation of
settlements, taking into consideration the circumstances
prevailing at that time – whether or not to relocate,
and which settlements.
The towns and villages will be classified into four
groups, as follows:
1) Group A – Morag, Netzarim, Kfar
2) Group B – the villages of Northern
Samaria (Ganim, Kadim, Sa-Nur and Homesh).
3) Group C – the towns and villages of
4) Group D – the villages of the
Northern Gaza Strip (Elei Sinai, Dugit and Nissanit)
It is clarified that, following the completion of the
aforementioned preparations, the Government will convene
periodically in order to decide separately on the
question of whether or not to relocate, with respect to
each of the aforementioned groups.
3. The continuation of the aforementioned
process is subject to the resolutions that the
Government will pass, as mentioned above in Article 2,
and will be implemented in accordance with the content
of those resolutions.
3.1 The Gaza Strip
1) The State of Israel will evacuate the Gaza
Strip, including all existing Israeli towns and
villages, and will redeploy outside the Strip. This will
not include military deployment in the area of the
border between the Gaza Strip and Egypt (“the
Philadelphi Route”) as detailed below.
2) Upon completion of this process, there shall
no longer be any permanent presence of Israeli security
forces in the areas of Gaza Strip territory which have
3.2 The West Bank
3) The State of Israel will evacuate an area in
Northern Samaria (Ganim, Kadim, Sa-Nur and Homesh), and
all military installations in this area, and will
redeploy outside the vacated area.
4) Upon completion of this process, there shall
no longer be any permanent presence of Israeli security
forces in this area.
5) The move will enable territorial contiguity
for Palestinians in the Northern Samaria area.
6) The State of Israel will assist, together
with the international community, in improving the
transportation infrastructure in the West Bank in order
to facilitate the contiguity of Palestinian
7) The process will facilitate normal life and
Palestinian economic and commercial activity in the West
3.3 The intention is to complete the planned
relocation process by the end of 2005.
The State of Israel will continue building the
Security Fence, in accordance with the relevant
decisions of the Government. The route will take
into account humanitarian considerations.
3. Security Situation Following the
One. The Gaza Strip:
1) The State of Israel will guard and monitor
the external land perimeter of the Gaza Strip, will
continue to maintain exclusive authority in Gaza air
space, and will continue to exercise security activity
in the sea off the coast of the Gaza Strip.
2) The Gaza Strip shall be demilitarized and
shall be devoid of weaponry, the presence of which does
not accord with the Israeli-Palestinian agreements.
3) The State of Israel reserves its fundamental
right of self-defense, both preventive and reactive,
including where necessary the use of force, in respect
of threats emanating from the Gaza Strip.
Two. The West Bank:
1) Upon completion of the evacuation of the
Northern Samaria area, no permanent Israeli military
presence will remain in this area.
2) The State of Israel reserves its fundamental
right of self-defense, both preventive and reactive,
including where necessary the use of force, in respect
of threats emanating from the Northern Samaria area.
3) In other areas of the West Bank, current
security activity will continue. However, as
circumstances require, the State of Israel will consider
reducing such activity in Palestinian cities.
4) The State of Israel will work to reduce the
number of internal checkpoints throughout the West
4. Military Installations and
Infrastructure in the Gaza Strip and Northern
In general, these will be dismantled and evacuated,
with the exception of those which the State of Israel
decides to transfer to another party.
5. Security Assistance to the
The State of Israel agrees that by coordination with
it, advice, assistance and training will be provided to
the Palestinian security forces for the implementation
of their obligations to combat terrorism and maintain
public order, by American, British, Egyptian, Jordanian
or other experts, as agreed therewith.
security presence may enter the Gaza Strip and/or the
West Bank without being coordinated with and approved by
the State of Israel.
6. The Border Area Between the Gaza
Strip and Egypt (Philadelphi Route)
The State of Israel will continue to maintain a
military presence along the border between the Gaza
Strip and Egypt (Philadelphi Route). This presence
is an essential security requirement. At certain
locations, security considerations may require some
widening of the area in which the military activity is
Subsequently, the evacuation of this area will be
considered. Evacuation of the area will be dependent,
inter alia, on the security situation and the extent of
cooperation with Egypt in establishing a reliable
If and when conditions permit the evacuation of this
area, the State of Israel will be willing to consider
the possibility of the establishment of a seaport and
airport in the Gaza Strip, in accordance with
arrangements to be agreed with Israel.
7. Real Estate Assets
In general, residential dwellings and sensitive
structures, including synagogues, will not remain.
The State of Israel will aspire to transfer other
facilities, including industrial, commercial and
agricultural ones, to a third, international party which
will put them to use for the benefit of the Palestinian
population that is not involved in terror.
The area of the Erez industrial zone will be
transferred to the responsibility of an agreed upon
Palestinian or international party.
The State of Israel will explore, together with
Egypt, the possibility of establishing a joint
industrial zone on the border of the Gaza Strip, Egypt
8. Civil Infrastructure and
Infrastructure relating to water, electricity, sewage
and telecommunications will remain in place.
In general, Israel will continue, for full price, to
supply electricity, water, gas and petrol to the
Palestinians, in accordance with current
Other existing arrangements, such as those relating
to water and the electro-magnetic sphere shall remain in
9. Activity of Civilian International
The State of Israel recognizes the great importance
of the continued activity of international humanitarian
organizations and others engaged in civil development,
assisting the Palestinian population.
The State of Israel will coordinate with these
organizations arrangements to facilitate their
The State of Israel proposes that an international
apparatus be established (along the lines of the AHLC),
with the agreement of Israel and international elements
which will work to develop the Palestinian economy.
10. Economic Arrangements
In general, the economic arrangements currently in
operation between the State of Israel and the
Palestinians shall remain in force. These
arrangements include, inter alia:
One. The entry and exit of goods between the
Gaza Strip, the West Bank, the State of Israel and
Two. The monetary regime.
Three. Tax and customs envelope
Four. Postal and telecommunications
Five. The entry of workers into Israel, in
accordance with the existing criteria.
In the longer term, and in line with IsraelÃ¢â¬â¢s
interest in encouraging greater Palestinian economic
independence, the State of Israel expects to reduce the
number of Palestinian workers entering Israel, to the
point that it ceases completely. The State of
Israel supports the development of sources of employment
in the Gaza Strip and in Palestinian areas of the West
Bank, by international elements.
11. International Passages
a. The International Passage Between the Gaza Strip
1) The existing arrangements shall continue.
2) The State of Israel is interested in moving
the passage to the “three borders” area, south of its
current location. This would need to be effected in
coordination with the Government of Egypt. This move
would enable the hours of operation of the passage to be
b. The International Passages Between the West Bank
The existing arrangements shall continue.
12. Erez Crossing Point
The Erez crossing point will be moved to a location
within Israel in a time frame to be determined
separately by the Government.
The goal is that implementation of the plan will lead
to improving the situation and breaking the current
deadlock. If and when there is evidence from the
Palestinian side of its willingness, capability and
implementation in practice of the fight against
terrorism, full cessation of terrorism and violence and
the institution of reform as required by the Road Map,
it will be possible to return to the track of
negotiation and dialogue.
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Addendum C – Format
of the Preparatory Work for the Revised Disengagement
1. A process of relocation involves many
significant personal repercussions for the relocated
residents. In implementing the plan, the Government
of Israel is obliged to consider the implications for
the relocated residents, assist them, and ease the
process for them as much as possible. The
difficulties and sensitivities involved in the process
must be born in mind by the Government and by those who
implement the process.
2. The Government of Israel attributes great
importance to conducting a dialogue with the population
designated for relocation, regarding various issues
relating to the implementation of the plan –
including with respect to relocation and
compensation – and will act to conduct such a
Establishing an Organizational
3. An organizational framework will be
established with the purpose of addressing and assisting
in all matters related to the implementation of the
4. The Ministerial Committee for National
Security (The Security Cabinet) will accompany and
direct the Revised Disengagement Plan, including
acceleration of the construction of the Security Fence,
with the exception of the decisions concerning
relocation (Article 2.A (2) and (3) in Addendum A).
The Security Cabinet will be responsible for the
implementation of this Government Resolution.
5. A Steering Committee is hereby established
that will be responsible for coordinating the issues
pertaining to the Revised Disengagement Plan. The
Steering Committee will report to the Security Cabinet
on its activities, and bring before it issues which
require a decision by the political echelon. The
Steering Committee will include the following
One. Head of the National Security
Council – Chairman
of the Ministry of Defense, the IDF and the Israel
Three. Director-General of the Prime
Four. Director General of
the Ministry of Finance
Five. Director General
of the Ministry of Justice
General of the Ministry of Foreign
Seven. Director General of the
Ministry of Industry, Trade and
Eight. Director General of the Ministry
of Agriculture and Rural
Nine. Director General of the
Ministry of National
Ten. Director General of the
Ministry of the Interior
General of the Ministry of Construction and
6. A Committee on Relocation, Compensation, and
Alternative Settlement is hereby established which will
be charged with the task of preparing legislation
regarding relocation and compensation, as well as
details of the principles and indexes for compensation,
including incentives, advance payments, and compensatory
aspects of relocation alternatives in priority areas, in
accordance with Government policy. The Committee’s
recommendations will be presented to the Security
Cabinet and serve as a basis for the draft bill on this
This committee will constitute the exclusive
authorized body for the coordination and conducting of
dialogue with the population designated for relocation
and compensation, and with all other bodies related to
the issue of compensation – until the completion of
the legislation. The Committee will be able to
establish professional sub-committees, as it deems
necessary, for the sake of fulfilling its tasks.
The committee will include the following members:
One. Director General of the Ministry of
Justice – Chairman
Two. Representative of
the Ministry of Finance
of the Ministry of Industry, Trade and
Four. Representative of the Ministry of
Agriculture and Rural
Five. Representative of the Prime
7. The Jewish Agency for Israel, as a body
involved in settlement, will act in accordance with
instructions from the Steering Committee and in
coordination with the Committee on Relocation,
Compensation and Alternative Settlement. The role
of the Jewish Agency will be to carry out the activities
required for alternative settlement, either agricultural
or communal, for those among the relocated civilian
population who so desire.
8. a. An Executive Administration is hereby
established in the Prime Minister’s Office which
will be subordinate to the Steering Committee. Its
task will be to implement this Government Resolution
with regard to the relocation of civilians and
Two. The Executive Administration will be
authorized to grant advance payments to those eligible
for compensation – which will be counted against
the compensation to be owed to them – according to
terms that will be determined by the Committee on
Relocation, Compensation, and Alternative Settlement,
and in accordance with the instructions and procedures
established by the said Committee.
Three. The Head of the Executive Administration
will hold the rank of Ministry Director General.
9. All Government ministries and other
governmental bodies will forward, without delay, all
information required for the aforementioned
organizational frameworks to fulfill their tasks.
10. a. The Ministry of Justice will
formulate and the Prime Minister will submit, as soon as
possible, a draft bill to the Ministerial Committee for
Legislation, which will include provisions regarding
relocation and compensation for those eligible, as well
as the authority necessary for this purpose.
Two. Soon thereafter, the Government will submit
the bill to the Knesset.
Three. The IDF Military Commanders in the Areas
will issue the Security Legislation necessary for the
implementation of the Government’s Resolutions.
11. a. Within one month of the adoption of
this Resolution, the Director of the Budget Division of
the Ministry of Finance, in coordination with the
Director General of the Prime Minister’s Office and the
Director General of the Ministry of Justice, will
allocate the required budget and other resources
necessary for the Steering Committee, the Committee on
Relocation, Compensation and Alternative Settlement, the
Executive Administration and the Jewish Agency to carry
out their activities.
Two. The 2005 Budget and subsequent budgets will
be adjusted periodically to conform with the process and
Government Resolutions on this issue.
Three. For the sake of commencing its
activities, the Executive Administration will be
allocated, in the first stage, 10 staff positions.
12. During the interim period from the date this
Resolution is passed, the following instructions will
apply to the towns, villages and areas included in the
plan (hereafter – the towns and villages), for the
purpose of making preparations on the one hand, while
maintaining normal and continuous daily life on the
One. Municipal and communal activities related
to the course of normal life and services to which
residents are entitled will continue unaffected,
including services provided by the regional council, as
well as security, education, welfare,
telecommunications, mail, public transportation,
electricity, water, gas, petrol, health services, banks
and all other services customarily provided to towns and
villages prior to this Resolution.
Two. Government plans for construction and
development that have yet to commence will not be
advanced for implementation.
Four. Nothing stated in this Resolution is
intended to undermine Government Resolution no. 150,
dated August 2, 1996, regarding other areas. The
aforementioned Government Resolution no. 150 will also
apply to towns and villages for the purpose of approval
prior to planning and land allocation.
Exceptional Cases Committee
13. An Exceptional Cases Committee will be
established which will be authorized to permit the
implementation of any plan which was frozen, in
accordance with the provisions above, and authorized to
decide not to advance plans even if their implementation
has already commenced, following an examination of each
individual case, and in keeping with criteria that it
The Exceptional Cases Committee will be headed by the
Director General of the Prime Minister’s Office, and
will include the Directors General of the Ministries of
Finance and Justice.
Decisions of the Exceptional Cases Committee may be
appealed to the Security Cabinet, in any instance where
they are brought before it by a member of the
Principles for Compensation
14. a. The date which determines the right
for compensation is the date of the adoption of this
b. Those entitled to compensation will receive
fair and suitable compensation, as will be set out in
the law legislated for this purpose.