The Ayalon-Nusseibeh Plan - The “People's Choice”
(July 27, 2002)
Two states for two peoples
: Both sides
will declare that Palestine
is the only state of the Palestinian
people and Israel
is the only
state of the Jewish
: Permanent borders between the
two states will be agreed upon on the basis of the June 4, 1967 lines
, and the Arab
(known as the Saudi initiative).
- Border modifications will be based on an equitable and agreed-upon
territorial exchange (1:1) in accordance with the vital needs
of both sides, including security, territorial contiguity, and
- The Palestinian State will have a connection between its two
geographic areas, the West
Bank and the Gaza
- After establishment of the agreed borders, no settlers will remain in the Palestinian State.
will be an open city, the capital of two states. Freedom
and full access to holy sites will be guaranteed
- Arab neighborhoods in Jerusalem will come under Palestinian
sovereignty, Jewish neighborhoods under Israeli sovereignty.
- Neither side will exercise sovereignty over the holy places.
The State of Palestine will be designated Guardian of al-Haram
al-Sharif for the benefit of Muslims. Israel will be the
Guardian of the Western
Wall for the benefit of the Jewish people. The status quo
on Christian holy site will be maintained. No excavation will
take place in or underneath the holy sites without mutual consent.
: Recognizing the suffering and the plight of the Palestinian refugees
the international community, Israel, and the Palestinian State will
initiate and contribute to an international fund to compensate them.
- Palestinian refugees will return only to the State of Palestine; Jews will return only to the
State of Israel.
- The international community will offer to compensate toward
bettering the lot of those refugees willing to remain in their
present country of residence, or who wish to immigrate to third-party
The Palestinian State will be demilitarized and
the international community will guarantee its security and independence.
End of conflict: Upon the full implementation
of these principles, all claims on both sides and the Israeli-Palestinian
conflict will end