The following are elements of a plan, which, under the
supervision of the Quartet, will lead to a final and comprehensive
settlement of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict by 2005, as
presented in President Bush's speech of 24 June, and welcomed by
the EU, Russia and the UN in the 16 July and 17 September Quartet
Ministerial Statements. Such a settlement will result in the
emergence of an independent, democratic Palestinian state living
side by side, in peace and security, with Israel and its other
neighbors. The settlement will end the occupation that began in
1967, based on the Madrid Conference terms of reference and the
principle of land for peace, UNSCRs 242, 338 and 1397, agreements
previously reached by the partie, and the Arab initiative proposed
by Saudi Crown Prince Abdullah and endorsed by the Arab Summit in
Phase I: October 2002 - May 2003(Transformation/Elections)
First Stage: October-December, 2002
* Quartet develops detailed roadmap, in consultation with the
parties, to be adopted at December Quartet/AHLC meeting.
* Appointment of new Palestinian cabinet, establishment of
empowered Prime Minister, including any necessary Palestinian legal
reforms for this purpose.
* PLC appoints commission charged with drafting of Palestinian
constitution for Palestinian statehood.
* PA establishment independent Election Commission. PLC reviews and
revises election law.
* AHLC Ministerial launches major donor assistance effort.
* Palestinian leadership issues unequivocal statement reiterating
Israel's right to exist in peace and security and calling for an
immediate end to the armed Intifada and all acts of violence
against Israelis anywhere. All Palestinian institutions end
incitement against Israel.
* In coordination with Quartet, implementation of US rebuilding,
training and resumed security cooperation plan in collaboration
with outside oversight board (U.S. Egypt-Jordan).
-Palestinian security organization are consolidated into three
services reporting to an empowered Interior Minister.
-Restructured/retrained Palestinian security forces and IDF
counterparts begin phased resumption of security cooperation and
other undertakings as agreed in the Tenet work plan, including
regular senior-level meetings, with the participation of US
* GOI facilitates travel of Palestinian officials for PLC sessions,
internationally supervised security retraining, and other PA
business without restriction.
* GOI implements recommendations of the Bertini report to improve
humanitarian conditions, including lifting curfews and easing
movement between Palestinian areas.
* GOI ends actions undermining trust, including attacks in civilian
areas, and confiscation/demolition of Palestinian homes/property,
deportations, as a punitive measure or to facilitate Israeli
* GOI immediately resumes monthly revenue clearance process in
accordance with agreed transparency monitoring mechanism. GOI
transfers all arrears of withheld revenues to Palestinian Ministry
of Finance by end of December 2002, according to specific
* Arab states move decisively to cut off public/private funding of
extremist groups, channel financial support for Palestinians
through Palestinian Ministry of finance.
* GOI dismantles settlement outposts erected since establishment of
the present Israeli government an in contravention of current
Israeli government guidelines.
Second Stage: January - May 2003
Continued Palestinian political reform to ensure powers of PLC,
Prime Minister, and Cabinet.
* Independent Commission circulates draft Palestinian constitution,
based on strong parliamentary democracy, for public
* Devolution of power to local authorities through revised
* Quartet monitoring mechanism established.
* Palestinian performance on agreed judicial administrative, and
economic benchmarks, as determined by Task Force.
* As comprehensive security performance moves forward, IDF
withdraws progressively from areas occupied since September 28,
2000. Withdrawal to be completed before holding of Palestinian
elections. Palestinian security forces redeploy to areas vacated by
* GOI facilitates Task Force election assistance, registration of
voters, movement of candidates and voting officials.
* GOI reopens East Jerusalem Chamber of Commerce and other closed
Palestinian economic institutions in East Jerusalem.
* Constitution drafting commission proposes draft document for
submission after elections to new PLC for approval.
* Palestinians and Israelis conclude a new security agreement
building upon Tenet work plan, including an effective security
mechanism and an end to violence, terrorism, and incitement
implemented through a restructured and effective Palestinian
* GOI freezes all settlement activity consistent with the Mitchell
report, including natural growth of settlements.
* Palestinians hold free, open, and fair elections for PLC.
* Regional support: Upon completion of security steps and IDF
withdrawal to September 28, 2000 positions, Egypt and Jordan return
ambassadors to Israel.
Phase II: June 2003 - December 2003 (Transition)
Progress into Phase II will be based upon the judgment of the
Quartet, facilitated by establishment of a permanent monitoring
mechanisms on the ground, whether conditions are appropriate to
move on - taking into account performance of all parties and
Quartet monitoring. Phase II starts after Palestinian elections and
ends with possible creation of a Palestinian state with provisional
borders by end of 2003.
* International Conference: Convened by the Quartet, in agreement
with the parties, immediately after the successful conclusion of
Palestinian elections to support Palestinian economic recovery and
launch negotiations between Israelis and Palestinians on the
possibility of a state with provisional borders.
- Such a meeting would be inclusive, based on the goal of a
comprehensive Middle East Peace (including between Israel and
Syria, and Israel and Lebanon), and, based on the principles
described in the preamble to this document.
- Other pre-Intifada Arab links to Israel restored (trade offices,
- Revival of "multilateral talks" (regional water, environmental,
economic development, refugee, arms control issues).
* Newly elected PLC finalizes and approves new constitution for
democratic, independent Palestinian state.
* Continued implementation of security cooperation, complete
collection of illegal weapons, disarm militant groups, according to
Phase I security agreement.
* Israeli-Palestinian negotiations aimed at creation of a state
with provisional borders. Implementation of prior agreements, to
enhance territorial contiguity.
* Conclusion of transitional understanding and creation of state
with provisional borders by end of 2003.
Enhanced international role in monitoring transition.
* Further action on settlements simultaneous with establishment of
Palestinian state with provisional borders.
Phase III: 2004 - 2005 (Statehood)
Progress into phase III, based on judgment of Quartet taking into
account actions of all parties and Quartet monitoring.
* Second International Conference: Convened by the Quartet, with
the agreement of the parties, at beginning of 2004 to endorse
agreement reached on state with provisional borders and to launch
negotiations between Israel and Palestine toward a final,
permanent, status resolution in 2005, including on borders,
Jerusalem, refugees and settlements; and, to support progress
toward a comprehensive Middle East settlement between Israel and
Lebanon and Syria, to be achieved as soon as possible.
* Continued comprehensive, effective progress on the reform laid
out the Task Force in preparation for final status agreement.
* Continued sustained, effective security cooperation based on
security agreements reached by end of phase I and other prior
* Arab state acceptance of normal relations with Israel and
security for all the states of the region, consistent with Beirut
Arab Summit initiative.