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Proclamation Regarding Implementation of the Interim Agreement (Proclamation No. 7) Print E-mail
 

By virtue of my powers as commander of IDF forces in the region, I hereby declare as follows:

Definitions    

1. In this proclamation -

"Interim Agreement" - the Israeli - Palestinian Interim Agreement on the West Bank and Gaza Strip signed in Washington between the State of Israel and the Palestine Liberation Organization on Wednesday, September 28, 1995 including the annexes, attached maps and any other agreement or arrangement deriving from this agreement or made for its implementation.

"Council" - the Palestinian Council to be established by virtue of the Interim Agreement.

"The Palestinian Authority" - as defined in the Interim Agreement.

"Area C" - as defined in Section XI of the Interim Agreement.

"Military areas" - as defined in the Interim Agreement.

"Settlements" - as defined in Section XII of the Interim Agreement.

"Israelis" - as defined in Section XX of the Interim Agreement.

Redeployment

2. IDF forces will redeploy in the region according to the provisions of the Interim Agreement and the decision of the commander of IDF forces in the region.

Elections

3. The council and the head of the executive authority of the council will be elected in the elections specified in the Interim Agreement.

Transfer of Power to the Council

4. A. The military commander of IDF forces in the region and the head of the Civil Administration will transfer to the council and its agencies, powers and responsibilities exercised by them or those delegated or appointed by them, including legislative, judicial and administration powers, all in accordance with the provisions of the Interim Agreement and subject to its directives.

B. Pending the establishment of the council according to the Interim Agreement, the powers and responsibilities mentioned in (A) above will be exercised by the Palestinian Authority.

Transfer of Rights

5. The transfer of powers and responsibilities according to Annex III of the and Obligations Interim Agreement includes the transfer of all rights, responsibilities and duties relating thereto. The provisions of the Interim Agreement will apply in this regard.  

Powers of IDF Commander in the Region 

6. A. The Israeli military commander in the region and any person appointed by him or acting on his behalf will continue to exercise the powers, re­­spo­nsibilities and duties including legislative, judicial and admi­ni­strative powers relating to each of the following:  

(1) the settlements and military sites;

(2) Area C;

(3) Israelis;

(4) any matter relating to the external security of the region, the security and public order of the settlements, military sites and Israelis.

(5) security and public order in areas under the responsibility of Israeli security.

(6) other powers and fields of responsibility which according to the Interim Agreement are given to the commander of IDF forces in the region, including all powers and responsibilities that were not transferred to the council under this agreement.

B. The decision of the commander of IDF forces in the region that the powers and responsibilities remain with him will be decisive for this matter.

Applicability of Existing Law

7. The law and security legislation applicable in the region on the date of issuance of this proclamation will remain in effect as long as they are not canceled, replaced or amended according to the provisions of this proclamation or the provisions of the Interim Agreement.

Cancellations

8. A. The Proclamation Regarding the Implementation of the Gaza Strip and Jericho Agreement (Judea and Samaria) (No. 4), 1995, is hereby canceled. This cancellation will not prejudice any activity executed by virtue of this proclamation by the commander of the region, or someone acting on his behalf.

B. The Proclamation Regarding the Transfer of Preparatory Powers and Responsibilities (Judea and Samaria) (No. 5), 1995 and the Proclamation Regarding the Transfer of Additional Powers and        Responsibilities (Judea and Samaria) (No. 6), 1995 will be canceled upon termination of the first stage of redeployment according to the Interim Agreement. This will not prejudice any action executed by virtue of these proclamations by the commander of the region or by any person acting on his behalf prior to the cancellation.

Effect

9. This proclamation will come into effect as of September 28, 1995.

Name

10. This proclamation will be called the "Proclamation Regarding

Implementation of the Interim Agreement (Judea and Samaria) (No. 7), 1995."

November 23, 1995

Major General Ilan Biran
Commander of IDF forces in the Judea and Samaria region

 

Published: Booklet 164, p. 1923

 
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