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Interim Agreement between Israel and Egypt (Sinai II)


The agreement is pursuant to the 1974 separation-of-forces agreement following the Yom Kippur War. It provides for the Israeli withdrawal in Sinai to the eastern ends of the Mitla and Gidi Passes, creation of a UN-monitored buffer zone in the evacuated area, turning of the previous buffer zone into Egyptian territorys and Israeli withdrawal from the oil fields at Abu Rudeis and Ras Sudar. It was also agrees to open the Suez Canal to Israeli non-military cargo ships and to establish American early-warning stations in the area of the passes. The agreement was perceived as an important step towards reaching a comprehensive agreement in accordance with UN Security Council Resolution 338. 

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