Document | On January 15, 1997, the president of the Palestinian Authority, Yasser Arafat, met Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the presence of the US coordinator for the Middle East peace process, Dennis Ross, to discuss the future of the situation in the city of Hebron. On January 17, a protocol on the redeployment of Israeli military forces in Hebron was issued. It divided the city into two areas, one subject to Palestinian administrative and security authority, while in the second area Israel would be in charge of public order and ensuring the security of the Israeli settlers. The protocol also stipulated that there should be an interim international presence in Hebron.
Read the Protocol Concerning the Redeployment in Hebron, 1997 on the Palestinian Timeline.