Conclusion: The Effectiveness of the Declaration of Principles on Interim Self-Government Arrangements as a Means of Conflict Resolution
'God does not change the blessings
He has bestowed on men until they change what is in their hearts.
God hears all and knows all . . .
The basest creatures in the sight of God are the faithless who will not believe; those who time after time violate their treaties with you and have no fear of God. If you capture them in battle discriminate between them and those that follow them, so that their followers may take warning . . .
If they incline to peace, make peace with them,
And put your trust in God.
He hears all and knows all.'
— Qu'ran: Sura 8, Al-Anfal, verses 53-611
Before the signing of the Declaration of Principles on Interim Self- Government Arrangements (DoP), Israel and the PLO were enemies engaged in a mainly low-intensity, though sometimes high-intensity, inter-ethnic, existential conflict. Neither side officially recognized the other, and both sought effectively to deligitimize and destroy
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Publication information: Book title: Peace with Justice:A History of the Israeli-Palestinian Declaration of Principles on Interim Self-Government Arrangements. Contributors: Andrew S. Buchanan - Author. Publisher: Macmillan. Place of publication: Basingstoke, England. Publication year: 2000. Page number: 336.
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