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Israel-Egypt Taba Boundary Arbitration (1988)

An international arbitration aimed at resolving a dispute between Egypt and Israel as to the exact route of the border between them, that was concluded on 29 September 1988. The arbitration was made in accordance with the terms of the 1979 peace treaty between the two countries. The source of the dispute was a disagreement as to the demarcation of the 1949 armistice line, which served as a basis for the border established in the peace treaty. The arbitration panel ruled, by a vote of 4-1, to accept Egypt's position in five locations and Israel's in four, thus awarding Egypt the coastal resort of Taba. A subsequent agreement between Israel and Egypt in February-March 1989 finalized the border, facilitated the Israeli withdrawal and determined functional arrangements.