A New Timetable for the Wye Accord
The following is the timetable set out in the Sharm el- Sheikh Agreement signed September 4,
Sep. 10-13 - The first stage of withdrawal, in which 7
percent of Area C, under Israeli control, becomes Area B, under joint
control; first 200 Palestinian prisoners are freed; joint committee
convenes on prayers at the Tomb of the
Nov. 1 - Partial opening of Hebron wholesale market as a
Nov. 15 - The second stage of withdrawal, in which 2
percent of Area B becomes Area A (full Palestinian control) and another 3
percent of Area C becomes Area B.
Early December - Israel frees more prisoners, as has
been the tradition for years on the Muslim holiday of Ramadan.
Jan. 20, 2000 - Third and final stage of interim
withdrawal, in which 1 percent of Area C and another 5.1 percent of Area B
become Area A, under full Palestinian control.
Feb. 5, 2000 - Northern safe passage route between Gaza
and West Bank is opened, contingent on an agreed protocol.
Feb. 13, 2000 - Target date for a framework for a final
Sep. 13, 2000 - Target date for an overall agreement.
Source: Ha'aretz, (September 5,