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Written by Chris Perver  
Wednesday, 12 September 2007 15:06

This link from my friend Kevvie. Details of the Declaration of Principles, a framework agreement being formulated by Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, have been leaked to the public by the Palestinian Authority's Maan news agency. Prime Minister Olmert had been expected to address the Israeli people on the progress of his discussions with President Abbas within the next few days. The document sheds new light on how the disengagement from Judea and Samaria may take place. Following the upcoming Middle East peace conference, supposing that a consensus is reached, Israel will begin evacuating communities in Judea and Samaria immediately. 

Quote: "1. Israel will end the occupation of the West Bank within an agreed-upon time period. The retreat and the evacuation of the settlements will occur gradually and in several stages. Each area that is evacuated will be transferred to the Palestinian Authority, which will instil law and order there. The existence of a regime in Gaza that is willing to be part of the peace process will enable Israel to view Gaza and the West Bank as one political entity. 
2. An unarmed Palestinian state will be established, whose permanent borders will be based on the pre-1967 borders. The precise border will reflect security, demographic and humanitarian needs. An exchange of territory will be enabled on a 1:1 basis, to preserve settlement blocs in Israeli hands and to guarantee Palestinian contiguity and economic development. 
3. There will be two capitals in Jerusalem, that of Israel and that of Palestine, and they will be sovereign over the Jewish and Arab neighborhoods, respectively. The two municipalities will cooperate for the enhancement of the quality of life of all the residents. 
4. Special arrangements will be emplaced to preserve free access to all the holy sites of the various religions. A special administration will be established to maintain the two nations' bonds with the holy sites in the Old City of Jerusalem. 
5. Palestine will be recognized as the national home of the Palestinian nation, and Israel will be recognized as the national home of the Jewish nation. 
6. A fair and agreed solution will be found for the problem of the Palestinian refugees, with consideration and recognition of the suffering that was caused to them, and with the understanding that the implementation of national self-definition will be the main aspect of the solution. 
7. The two sides will declare their willingness to end the conflict and to act to increase public support for the agreement as much as possible. The two sides will act with all their force, together and separately, against any manifestation of violence and terrorism that is directed from the area of either state to the other. 
8. The two sides see this agreement as a significant manifestation of the principles of the Arab League's peace initiative, and call upon the members of the League to take operative steps to bring about its full implementation. Similarly, the sides call upon the entities represented in the Quartet and international community to guarantee and help, in various ways, to promote and actualise this agreement.

The agreement ends with this paragraph:

A document based on principles of the above type must be reached before the international summit in November, must be presented during the summit, and must be anchored in international decisions after it. Immediately following the summit, parallel with the negotiations for a detailed agreement, Israel will begin withdrawing its forces and evacuating settlements from areas in the West Bank. Completion of the various stages of evacuation will be done parallel to the completion of the negotiations.

Abbas has been pushing Olmert to agree to a strict timetable for the implementation of this deal, but Olmert has been reluctant to concede fearing that Israel will be pressed in to handing over territory to a Palestinian President who cannot persuade his own people to stop terrorism, never mind Hamas. With the disengagement from the Gaza Strip in 2005, Israel has already proven Palestinian terrorist groups have no intention of ending terrorism. Former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon was warned what would happen to Gaza after Israel left. The experiment failed with catastrophic proportions. Now Prime Minister Olmert is handing a massive amount of territory to Israel's enemies, from which all Israel will be in range of Palestinian rockets. It doesn't even bear thinking about. Clearly Israel is heading for a time of trouble, "such as never was since there was a nation" (Daniel 12:1). And it will all begin with a peace agreement much like the one we see before us today.

Daniel 9:27
And he (Antichrist) shall confirm (strengthen) the covenant with many (nations) for one week (seven years): and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.

Source Arutz 7

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