Tenet Plan : Israeli-Palestinian Ceasefire and Security Plan, Proposed by CIA
Director George Tenet; June 13, 2001
ceasefire and security plan, proposed by CIA director George Tenet, which took
effect on 13 June 2001
security organizations of the Government of Israel (GOI) and of the Palestinian
Authority (PA) reaffirm their commitment to the security agreements forged at Sharm el-Sheikh
in October 2000, embedded in the Mitchell Report of April 2001.
operational premise of the work plan is that the two sides are committed to a
mutual, comprehensive cease-fire, applying to all violent activities, in
accordance with the public declaration of both leaders. In addition, the joint
security committee referenced in this work plan will resolve issues that may
arise during the implementation of this work plan.
security organizations of the GOI and PA agree to initiate the following
specific, concrete, and realistic security steps immediately to reestablish
security cooperation and the situation on the ground that existed prior to 28
The GOI and the PA will immediately resume security cooperation.
senior-level meeting of Israeli, Palestinian, and U.S. security officials will
be held immediately and will reconvene at least once a week, with mandatory
participation by designated senior officials.
District Coordination Offices (DCOs) will be reinvigorated. They will carry out
their daily activities, to the maximum extent possible, according to the
standards established prior to September 28, 2000. As soon as the security
situation permits, barriers to effective cooperation - which include the
erection of walls between the Israeli and Palestinian sides - will be
eliminated and join Israeli-Palestinian patrols will be reinitiated.
video conferencing systems will be provided to senior-level Israeli and
Palestinian officials to facilitate frequent dialogue and security cooperation.
Both sides will take immediate measures to enforce strict adherence to the
declared cease-fire and to stabilize the security environment.
procedures will be developed by the senior-level security committee to ensure
the secure movement of GOI and PA security personnel traveling in areas outside
their respective control, in accordance with existing agreements.
will not conduct attacks of any kind against the Palestinian Authority Ra'is
facilities: the headquarters of Palestinian security, intelligence, and police
organization; or prisons in the West Bank and Gaza.
PA will move immediately to apprehend, question, and incarcerate terrorists in
the West Bank and Gaza and will provide the security committee the names of
those arrested as soon as they are apprehended, as well as a readout of actions
will release all Palestinians arrested in security sweeps who have no
association with terrorist activities.
keeping with its unilateral cease-fire declaration, the PA will stop any
Palestinian security officials from inciting, aiding, abetting, or conducting
attacks against Israeli targets, including settlers.
keeping with Israel's unilateral cease-fire declaration, Israeli forces will
not conduct "proactive" security operations in areas under the
control of the PA or attack innocent civilian targets.
GOI will re-institute military police investigations into Palestinian deaths
resulting from Israel Defense Forces actions in the West Bank and Gaza in incidents
not involving terrorism.
Palestinian and Israeli security officials will use the security committee to
provide each other, as well as designated U.S. officials, information on
terrorist threats, including information on known or suspected terrorist
operation in - or moving to - areas under the other's control.
terrorist and terror threat information will be acted upon immediately, with
follow-up actions and results reported to the security committee.
PA will undertake preemptive operations against terrorists, terrorist safe
houses, arms depots, and mortar factories. The PA will provide regular progress
reports of these actions to the security committee.
authorities will take action against Israeli citizens inciting, carrying out,
or planning to carry out violence against Palestinians, with progress reports
on these activities provided to the security committee.
The PA and GOI will move aggressively to prevent individuals and groups from
using areas under their respective control to carry out acts of violence. In
addition, both sides will take steps to ensure that areas under their control
will not be used to launch attacks against the other side nor be used as refuge
after attacks are staged.
security committee will identify key flash points, and each side will inform
the other of the names of senior security personnel responsible for each flash
Standard Operating Procedures (SOP's) will be developed for each flash point.
These SOP's will address how the two sides handle and respond to security
incidents; the mechanisms for emergency contact; and the procedures to
deescalate security crises.
and Israeli security officials will identify and agree to the practical
measures needed to enforce "no demonstration zones" and "buffer
zones" around flash points to reduce opportunities for confrontation. Both
sides will adopt all necessary measures to prevent riots and to control
demonstration, particularly in flash-point areas.
and Israeli security officials will make a concerted effort to locate and
confiscate illegal weapons, including mortars, rockets, and explosives, in
areas under their respective control In addition, intensive efforts will be
made to prevent smuggling and illegal production of weapons. Each side will
inform the security committee of the status and success of these efforts.
Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) will adopt additional non-lethal measures to deal
with Palestinian crowds and demonstrators, and more generally, seek to minimize
the danger to lives and property of Palestinian civilians in responding to
The GOI and the PA, through the auspices of the senior-level security
committee, will forge - within one week of the commencement of security
committee meetings and resumption of security cooperation - an agreed-upon
schedule to implement the complete redeployment of IDF forces to positions held
before September 28, 2000.
on-the-ground redeployment will be initiated within the first 48 hours of this
one-week period and will continue while the schedule is being forged.
Within one week of the commencement of security committee meetings and
resumption of security cooperation, a specific timeline will be developed for
the lifting of internal closures as well as for the reopening of internal
roads, the Allenby Bridge, Gaza Airport, the Port of Gaza, and border
crossings. Security checkpoints will be minimized according to legitimate
security requirements and following consultation between the two sides.
on-the-ground actions on the lifting of the closures will be initiated within
the first 48 hours of this one-week period and will continue while the timeline
is being developed.
parties pledge that even if untoward events occur, security cooperation will
continue through the joint security committee