1949 Armistice Agreement Green Line

The Green Line was intended as a demarcation line and not as a permanent border. The ceasefire agreements of 1949 were clear (at the request of Arabia) [3] that they did not create lasting borders. The Israeli-Egyptian agreement, for example, stipulates that «the ceasefire demarcation line shall in no way be interpreted as a political or territorial border and that it shall be demarcated, without prejudice to the rights, claims and positions of any of the parties to the ceasefire, with regard to the final settlement of the Palestinian question.» [4] Similar provisions are contained in the ceasefire agreements with Jordan and Syria. The agreement with Lebanon contained no such provisions and was treated as an international border between Israel and Lebanon, while only stipulating that troops would be withdrawn to the Israeli-Lebanese border. Ralph Bunche announced that Egypt had finally agreed to start talks with Israel for a ceasefire. Discussions began on 12 January on the Greek island of Rhodes. Shortly after it began, Israel agreed to the release of an Egyptian brigade besieged in Faluja, but was quick to withdraw its agreement. [5] At the end of the month, discussions took place. Israel has demanded that Egypt withdraw all its forces from the former Palestinian territory.

[Citation required] Egypt insisted that, in accordance with Security Council resolution S/1070 of 4 November 1948, the Arab armed forces withdraw to the positions they occupied on 14 October 1948 and that Israeli forces withdraw to positions north of the Majdal-Hebron road. On 18 February, the Joint Ceasefire Commission condemned Israel and Jordan for having adopted, on 14 February near Deir el Ghusun (approximately Mr. R. 1575-1955) in the northern zone fired on the demarcation line. This fire led to the death of a Jordanian. .