The text of subsection A, titled West Bank and Gaza, of the framework for peace in the Middle East agreed to at Camp David, Md., in March, 1979, by Presidents Carter and Sadat and Prime Minister Begin:
I. Egypt, Israel, Jordan and the representatives of the Palestinian people should participate in negotiations on the resolution of the Palestinian problem in all its aspects. To achieve that objective, negotiations relating to the West Bank and Gaza should proceed in three stages:
(a) Egypt and Israel agree that, in order to insure a peaceful and orderly transfer of authority, and taking into account the security concerns of all the parties, there should be transitional arrangements for the West Bank and Gaza for a period not exceeding five years.
In order to provide full autonomy to the inhabitants, under these arrangements, the Israeli military government and its civilian administration will be withdrawn as soon as a self-governing authority has been freely elected by the inhabitants of these areas to replace the existing military government.
To negotiate the details of a transitional arrangement, the government of Jordan will be invited to join the negotiations on the basis of this framework. . . .
(b) Egypt, Israel and Jordan will agree on the modalities for establishing the elected self-government authority in the West Bank and Gaza. The delegations of Egypt and Jordan may include Palestinians from the West Bank and Gaza or other Palestinians as mutually agreed.
. . . A withdrawal of Israeli armed forces will take place, and there will be a redeployment of the remaining Israeli forces into specified security locations. . . .
(c) When the self-government authority administrative council in the West Bank and Gaza is established and inaugurated, the transitional period of five years will begin. As soon as possible, but not later than the third year after the beginning of the transitional period, negotiations will take place to determine the final status of the West Bank and Gaza and its relationship with its neighbors, and to conclude a peace treaty between Israel and Jordan by the end of the transitional period.
These negotiations will be conducted among Egypt, Israel, Jordan and the elected representatives of the inhabitants of the West Bank and Gaza.. . .
The solution from the negotiations must also recognize the legitimate rights of the Palestinian people and their just requirements. In this way, the Palestinians will participate in the determination of their own future through:
(1) The negotiations among Egypt, Israel, Jordan and the representatives of the inhabitants of the West Bank and Gaza to agree on the final status of the West Bank and Gaza and other outstanding issues by the end of the transitional period.
(2) Submitting their agreement to a vote by the elected representatives of the inhabitants of the West Bank and Gaza.
(3) Providing for the elected representatives of the inhabitants of the West Bank and Gaza to decide how they shall govern themselves consistent with the provisions of their agreement.
(4) Participating as stated above in the work of the committee negotiating the peace treaty between Israel and Jordan.
II. All necessary measures will be taken and provisions made to assure the security of Israel and its neighbors during the transitional period and beyond.
To assist in providing such security, a strong local police force will be constituted by the self-government authority. It will be composed of inhabitants of the West Bank and Gaza. The police will maintain continuing liaison on internal security matters with the designated Israeli, Jordanian and Egyptian officers.
3. During the transitional period, representatives of Egypt, Israel, Jordan and the self-government authority will constitute a continuing committee to decide by agreement on the modalities of admission of persons displaced from the West Bank and Gaza in 1967, together with necessary measures to prevent disruption and disorder. Other matters of common concern may also be dealt with by this committee.
4. Egypt and Israel will work with each other and with other interested parties to establish agreed procedures for a prompt, just and permanent implementation of the resolution of the refugee problem.