TITLE

Mitchell Report

PUB. DATE
October 2007
SOURCE
Background Information Summaries;2007, p4
SOURCE TYPE
Encyclopedia
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
An international committee of prominent political figures headed by former U.S. Senator George Mitchell issued a report in May 2001 proposing steps to halt a new round of violence between Israel and Palestinians which came to be known as the Al Aqsa Intifada. Known as the "Mitchell Report," the group urged both sides to observe a cease-fire, followed by a prolonged "cooling off" period in advance of renewed peace negotiations. The Mitchell Report was publicly accepted in part by both sides, but failed to have a significant impact on the violence, in part because a significant segment of Palestinians-led by the Islamist group Hamas-rejected negotiations with Israel as a means of resolving the prolonged Palestinian-Israeli conflict. Nevertheless, the report was widely viewed as a milestone in the conflict, partly because all parties used the report and its recommendations as political debating points.
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27190134

 

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