As the United States, Europe and Arab nations continued to invest their hopes in the talks to reach a final agreement, settlement construction tripled in the occupied West Bank and grew at an unprecedented rate. The Oslo II agreement is called the interim agreement, as it should serve as the basis for further negotiations and the construction of a possible comprehensive peace agreement. After Oslo II, several other agreements were concluded, but negotiations did not result in a final peace agreement. The 2002 roadmap abandoned the Oslo Accords and provided for a rather loose withdrawal programme. Articles XXIX-XXXI include safe transit and transport agreements between the West Bank and gaza Strip, coordination between Israel and the Council on the crossing to and from Egypt and Jordan, as well as all other agreed international crossing points, and final clauses relating to the signing of the agreement, its implementation , to the agreement between Gaza and Jericho (May 1994), the preparatory transfer agreement (August 1994) and the new protocol on transfers (August 1995) are replaced by this agreement, the need and date of negotiations for permanent status, and this: the agreements signed between Arafat and Rabin in 1993 and 1995 have been the subject of controversy for many Israelis and Palestinians. Right-wing Israelis had opposed signing an agreement with the PLO, a group they considered a terrorist organization – although Arafat renounced violence. Israeli settlers feared that Rabin`s so-called “land for peace” formula would lead to their expulsion from the country they consider their biblical right, despite the UN`s position that Israeli settlements were built in violation of international law. While Peres, at the request of U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, had only limited settlement construction, Mr. Netanyahu continued his construction in existing Israeli settlements and presented plans for the construction of a new neighborhood, Har Homa, in East Jerusalem. But it remained well below the level of the Shamir government from 1991 to 1992 and gave up on building new settlements, although the Oslo Accords did not provide for such a ban.  Construction of housing units before Oslo: 1991-92: 13.960, After Oslo: 1994-95: 3,840, 1996-1997: 3,570.  In the May 1999 elections, Ehud Barak of the Netanyahu Workers` Party beat decisively.
Barak predicted that he could reach agreements with Syria and the Palestinians within 12 to 15 months and promised to withdraw Israeli troops from southern Lebanon. In September, Mr. Barak signed with Arafat the Sharm al-Shaykh Memorandum, which forced both sides to begin negotiations on permanent status. However, an initial round of meetings failed to reach anything, and in December the Palestinians ended talks on the construction of settlements in the occupied territories. A second agreement from the Oslo negotiations signed in 1995 divided the occupied West Bank into three unrelated regions: Areas A, B and C. AreaS A initially accounted for 3% of the West Bank and rose to 18% in 1999. In Area A, the Palestinian Authority controls most of the files. Area B now accounts for about 21% of the West Bank. The Oslo Declaration of Principles was not a peace treaty; Rather, its objective was to establish interim governance agreements and a framework to facilitate further negotiations on a final agreement that is expected to be concluded by the end of 1999. The United States did not play a major role in the negotiations that led to the Israeli-Jordanian peace treaty in October 1994, although Clinton supported it by harboring King Hussein and Rabin in Washington and asking Congress to cancel Jordan`s debt. Nor did the United States play a decisive role in the negotiations that preceded the Cairo Agreement of May 1994, which concluded Israel`s withdrawal from most of the Gaza Strip and Jericho, or the taba (or “Oslo II”) agreements of September 1995.