Summary of Measures taken by Israel since the Entry into Force of the Tenet Document

IDF Spokesman
(updated to Monday June 18, 14:00)

Military/Security – General

  • All relevant instructions regarding the Tenet Document have been relayed down to commanders and soldiers. Rules of engagement have been changed accordingly.
  • Instructions have been issued to allow for the secure movement of Palestinian security personnel in those areas not under their control.

    Military/Security – Specific Steps

    Closures

    Internal closures around Jericho and Qalqilia have been fully lifted, and those around Jenin, Tulkarm and Nablus/Shechem, have been substantially eased.

    Junctions

    Four major junctions throughout Samaria were reopened, as well as two junctions in the Bethlehem and Hebron Districts. The Netzarim and Gush Katif Junctions in the Gaza District have been reopened as well.

    Roads

    Three routes previously blocked for security reasons were opened to traffic, one near Nablus/Shechem and the others near Bethlehem. Also, the entrance to the village of Marda was cleared of security barricades. In the Gaza District, the main artery, Route 4, was reopened, as were a number of adjacent roads. Restrictions on passage to the Mawasi area, along the Gaza coast, have also been removed.

    Withdrawal of Tanks

    Talks were pulled back throughout the West Bank — specifically from around Qalqilia, Nablus/Shechem, Bethlehem, Hebron, Halhoul, and a number of other locations. Similarly, in the Gaza District, all tanks have been removed and relocated.

    Civil Measures

    International Passages

    The Rafah Crossing to Egypt and the Allenby Bridge Crossing to Jordan have been reopened for all routine operations – including the entry and exit of persons and goods. The Damya Bridge to Jordan has also been reopened for regular activity. Palestinian Authority administrative personnel have been permitted to return to their areas in the international passages, subject to security inspection.

    Passage to Israel

    The Karni Crossing between the Gaza District and Israel has been fully reopened for the entry and exit of goods, including cement and building materials. The smaller Sufa Crossing in Gaza has also been reopened for building materials. The entry of all types of goods from Israel into the West Bank has been reauthorized as well.

    Ports

    All goods intended for the Palestinian Authority areas have been authorized for release from Israeli seaports (except for security sensitive goods).

    Employment/Economy

    The Erez Industrial Zone, situated between Israel and the Gaza District has been reopened, and the Palestinian fishing zone adjacent to Gaza has been extended to 6 miles off-shore. Mail delivery between Israel and the Palestinian Authority areas has been expedited, and the transfer of vehicle ownership between Israelis and Palestinians has been reinstated.