Shamir Plan

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Name of an Israeli proposal made on 14 May 1989 by Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir. The four conditions Shamir fixed were: direct negotiations based on the principles of the Camp David Accords; no Palestinian state in the Gaza Strip and the region between Israel and Jordan; no negotiations with the Palestine Liberation Organization; and no change in the status of Judea and Samaria (West Bank) and the Gaza Strip. Otherwise, the Israeli proposal envisaged two phases: first a transitional period of five years; then in the third year of the transition at the latest, negotiations based on Resolutions 242 and 338 to result in a definitive solution. The Palestinians would be represented at the negotiating table by an elected delegation of Arab Palestinians residing in Judea and Samaria and in the Gaza Strip and satisfying the conditions fixed by the Israeli government; a peace treaty would be signed between Jordan and Israel.

SEE ALSO Camp David Accords;Gaza Strip;Judea and Samaria;Palestine Liberation Organization;Resolution 242;Resolution 338;Shamir, Yitzhak;West Bank.