... With the establishment of peace we shall propose the introduction of an administrative autonomy for
the Arab residents of Judea, Samaria and
the Gaza Strip on the basis of the following principles:
The administration of the military rule in Judea,
Samaria and the Gaza Strip will be abolished. In Judea, Samaria and
the Gaza Strip an administrative autonomy of, by and for the Arab residents
will be established. The residents of Judea, Samaria and the Gaza Strip
will elect an administrative council which will be composed of 11 members.
The administrative council will act according to the principles postulated
in this document. Every resident 18 years old or older, regardless of
his citizenship or the lack of it. will be entitled to vote for the
administrative council. Every resident who is 25 years old or older
the day the list of candidates for the administrative council is presented
will be entitled to be elected to the administrative council. The administrative
council will be elected in general, direct, personal, equal and secret
The administrative council will establish the following
departments: department of education: department of transportation:
department of construction and housing: department of industry, commerce
and tourism: department of agriculture: department of health: department
of labor and social betterment, department for the rehabilitation of
refugees: department of legal administration and supervision of the
local police force. The administrative council will issue regulations
pertaining to the activities of those departments.
Security and public order in the areas of Judea, Samaria
and Gaza will he entrusted to the Israeli
Residents of Judea, Samaria and Gaza. regardless of
their citizenship or lack of it. will have the free option to receive
either Israeli or Jordanian
citizenship.... A committee of representatives of Israel, Jordan and
the administrative council will be established to examine the law in
Judea, Samaria and the Gaza district and to determine which laws will
remain valid. which will be abolished and what the authority of the
administrative council will be to issue regulations. The decisions of
this committee will he adopted unanimously.
Israeli residents will be entitled to purchase land
and settle in the areas of Judea, Samaria and Gaza. Arab residents of
Judea, Samaria and the Gaza district who become, in accordance with
the free option granted them, Israeli citizens will be entitled to purchase
land and settle in Israel. A committee of representatives of Israel,
Jordan and of the administrative council will he established to determine
immigration rules for the areas of Judea. Samaria and Gaza. The committee
will postulate those rules which will permit Palestinian refugees outside
Judea. Samaria and Gaza immigration in a reasonable volume into these
areas. The decision of the committee will be adopted unanimously.
Israeli residents and the residents of Judea, Samaria
and the Gaza district will be assured free movement and free economic
activity in Israel, in Judea, in Samaria and in the Gaza district.
The administrative council will name one of its members
to represent it before the Government of Israel for the purpose of discussing
common issues. and one of its members will represent it before the Government
of Jordan for the discussion of common issues. Israel insists on its
rights and demand for its sovereignty over Judea. Samaria and the Gaza
Strip. Knowing that other demands exist, it proposes. for the sake of
the agreement and of peace, to leave the question of sovereignty in
those areas open.
Regarding the administration of the places holy to
the three religions in Jerusalem.
a special proposal will he prepared and presented, insuring free admission
for all believers to the places sacred to them.
These principles will lend themselves to reexamination
after a period of five years...
We do not even dream of the possibility---if we are
given the chalice to withdraw our military forces from Judea, Samaria
and Gaza--of abandoning those areas to the control of the murderous
organization that is called the PLO. . . . This is history's meanest
murder organization. except for the armed Nazi organizations. It also
bragged two days ago about the minder of Hamdi al-Qadi. deputy director
of the Education Bureau in Ramallah.
It is a frightening proposition that someone's solution
to the problems in the Middle East might he a single bullet dispatched
to the heart of Egyptian President as-Sadat as the PLO's predecessors
did at Al-Aqsa Mosque to King Abdallah. One single bullet. No wonder
that the Egyptian Government has declared that should such a single
shot be fired, Egypt would retaliate with a million shots. We wish to
say that under no condition will that organization be allowed to take
control over Judea, Samaria and Gaza. If we withdraw our army, this
is exactly what would happen. Hence, let it be known that whoever desires
an agreement with us should please accept our announcement that the
IDF will be deployed in Judea, Samaria and Gaza. And there will also
be other security arrangements, so that we can give to all the residents,
Jews and Arabs alike, in Eretz Yisrael a secure life that is to say,
security for all....
... We have a right and a demand for sovereignty over
these areas of Eretz Yisrael. This is our land and it belongs to the Jewish nation rightfully.
We desire an agreement and peace. We know that there are at least two
other demands for sovereignty over these areas. If there is a mutual
desire to reach an agreement and to promote peace-what is the way?
Should these contradictory demands remain, and should
there be no answer to the collision course between them, an agreement
between the parties would be impossible. And for this reason, in order
to facilitate an agreement and make peace, there is only one possible
way. One way and no other: to agree to decide that the question of sovereignty
remain open and to deal with people, with nations. That is to say, administrative
autonomy for the Arabs of Eretz Yisrael; and for the Jews of Eretz Yisrael-genuine
security. This is the fairness that is inherent in the content of the
proposal. And in that spirit the proposal was also accepted abroad....