Prime Minister's Office: Israel to Carry Out Its Part of
Wye Agreement When PA Fulfills Its Committments
December 12, 1998
(Communicated by the Prime Minister's Media Adviser)
In the wake of various reports regarding the implementation of the
Wye Agreement, the Prime Minister's Media Advisor, today
(Tuesday) 22.12.98, wishes to clarify that Israel will carry out the
next (second) stage of the Agreement only when the Palestinian
Authority fulfills all of the commitments it signed on to in the
The Cabinet set five points -- based on the Wye Agreement -- that
the Palestinians must fulfill:
1.Refrain from a unilateral declaration on a Palestinian state
with Jerusalem as its capital.
2.The PA must halt the violence.
3.The PA must halt the incitement to violence.
4.The PA must refrain from demanding (in violation of the
Agreement) that Israel release murderers and prisoners with
blood on their hands.
5.The PA must collect and remove illegal arms, arrest
murderers residing in its areas and cooperate with Israel in
If the Palestinian Authority fulfills all of these commitments,
Israel will carry out its part of the Wye Agreement regardless of
the date of elections in Israel.