Rabin`s decision generated huge opposition within Likud and most settlers, although the majority of Israelis strongly supported him at first, especially since the agreement allowed Israel to free itself from the Gaza Strip. In October 1994, Jordan also signed a comprehensive peace agreement with Israel, and many other Arab states, including the small Persian Gulf Emirates, began to reject old taboos about contact with the Jewish state. With the principles, both groups signed letters of mutual recognition – the Israeli government recognized the PLO as a legitimate representative of the Palestinian people, while the PLO recognized the right to exist of the State of Israel and renounced terrorism and other violence and wanted to destroy the Israeli state. For the most part, the agreements called for the withdrawal of Israeli forces from parts of the Gaza Strip and the West Bank and reaffirmed a Palestinian right of self-management in these territories through the creation of a Palestinian autonomy authority. Palestinian rule is expected to last for a five-year transition period, during which “permanent status negotiations” would begin in order to reach a final agreement. Faced with these differences of opinion that were at the origin, negotiators from both sides met again at Camp David, hoping to continue the Oslo Accords with a comprehensive peace treaty. … In 1993, he expressed public reservations about an PLO-Israel agreement, but nevertheless declared his readiness to support the Palestinian people. He expressed concern about issues relating to Jordan`s economic relations with the West Bank and the future status of Palestinians in Jordan. About a year later, Jordan and Israel signed… peace agreement (the Oslo Accords).
The following year, the Palestinian Authority (PA) was created to govern the emerging Palestinian territories and Gaza City became Fatah`s headquarters. Elections were held in 1996 in territories managed by the Palestinian Authority. Arafat won the presidency and Fatah won the majority of the seats inside the… The Oslo Agreements included a series of agreements, the second of which, the Cairo Agreement on the Gaza Strip and Jericho, was signed in May 1994. This pact adopted the provisions of the original declaration, which approved an interim autonomy of five years for the execution of a Palestinian authority in two phases: first in Gaza and the city of Jericho, and then, after an election, in the remaining areas under Israeli military rule. Discussions on the final status are expected to begin after three years, with a two-year deadline to reach an agreement. Issues such as borders, the return of refugees, the status of Jerusalem and Jewish settlements in the occupied territories were reserved for discussions on final status. The PLO recognized Israel`s right to exist, renounced terrorism and agreed to amend the parts of its Charter that called for the destruction of Israel. Israel recognized the PLO as the sole representative of the Palestinian people. It was expected that this agreement would apply for a transitional period of five years during which a permanent agreement should be negotiated (no later than May 1996).