13 September: Israel recognises the terrorist Palestine Liberation Organisation as the ofﬁcial representative of the Palestinian Arabs, ending the intifada. Yasser Arafat and Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and Foreign Minister Shimon Peres sign a Declaration of Principles for a Peace Treaty on the White House lawn in the presence of President Bill Clinton. Arafat announces that he has renounced terrorism and pledges to rescind the PLO Charter. Over the next 7 years under what became known as the ‘Oslo Accords’ the PLO is given autonomy over 98% of the Palestinian population and 40% of territory in Judea and Samaria and 80% of the Gaza Strip. Meanwhile Palestinian incitement to hatred and terrorism against Israel escalates.