Displaced Persons - 1967
Following the agreement in the Sharm el-Sheikh Memorandum to resume the activity of the Continuing Committee on displaced persons, a ministerial level meeting was held on February 6, 2000, attended by the foreign ministers of Israel, Egypt and Jordan, and a representative of the Palestinian Authority. The ministers discussed the seven meetings of the technical experts committee held between May 1995 and March 1997.
The ministers decided as follows:
As agreed by the Ministerial Committee in Cairo on February 6, 2000, the Continuing Technical Committee on Displaced Persons from the West Bank and Gaza Strip in 1967 met in Tel-Aviv on 20-21 February 2000, and discussed the four topics decided upon. Representatives of the four delegations held a separate discussion on the form for admission.
The four delegations agreed to hold the next meetings as follows:
The delegations proceeded also with a thorough exchange of views on the two other topics, namely the issue of lists and data gathering, and shall consider how to further them in above mentioned meetings.
Practical and constructive ideas that will facilitate the admission of displaced persons were raised.
Other matters of common concern, as mentioned in the Camp David Accords, the DOP and the Peace Treaty between Jordan and Israel, will also be considered in the future by the Technical Committee.
The Palestinian delegation raised its concerns regarding the displaced persons who have applied for family reunification, and those already present in the West Bank and Gaza Strip and who have overstayed their visitors' permits.
The four delegations expressed their content regarding the open, frank and friendly atmosphere in which the discussions took place and will continue to seriously discuss all matters raised in the committee.
The establishment of the Continuing Committee first appears in the Camp David Accords (September 17, 1978)
The Continuing Committee first convened at the ministerial level in Amman in March 1995.
Source: Israeli Foreign Ministry