Areas A, B and C
In 1993 and 1995, the Oslo I and Oslo II Accords were signed between Israel and the Palestinian Liberation Organisation. The Accords set up a new autonomous Palestinian administration, the Palestinian Authority (PA), which was to take control of certain areas of the West Bank. The West Bank was divided into Areas A, B and C. Area A was placed under the military and civil control of the PA, Area B was placed under joint PA and Israeli military control and Area C, comprising more than 60% of the West Bank, was placed under full Israeli military and civil control. This division was supposed to be an interim measure lasting no more than 5 years, after which point the PA was to gain jurisdiction over the entire West Bank in order to establish a Palestinian State. However, this process was not completed and the Areas A, B and C regime continues to this day.