Between February and July 1949, general ceasefire agreements (GAAs) were signed between the State of Israel and four Arab states: Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon and Syria. Iraq, which had participated in the war with an expeditionary force, did not reach an agreement since it had no common border with Israel; His troops were leaving the arena. All negotiations were negotiated on behalf of the United Nations (UN) by Ralph Bunche, whose performance won him the Nobel Peace Prize in 1949. These agreements ended the 1948 Arab-Israeli war. The inability of the UN Mediation Commission for Palestine to conclude broader peace agreements has led de facto to a situation that has made general ceasefire agreements quasi-permanent agreements governing relations between Israel and its Arab neighbours until the 1967 war. From the beginning, Arab-Israeli GAAs have been tormented by discord and disagreement. A fundamental disagreement was the extent of the responsibility that States Parties had to bear for criminal and often violent activities of irregularities that crossed the lines. The scale of such infiltration in the early 1950s has alarmed Israelis and the inability of UNTSO and several Arab states to effectively contain them has led to severe reprisals by the Israel Defense Force (IDF), which themselves have violated THE PDOs. Perhaps the most serious disagreement was about the nature of the agreements signed.
While Israel regarded them as finite borders for demarcation lines and waiting for the final stage of signing comprehensive peace agreements, Arab states interpreted them only as long-term ceasefire agreements that did not end their belligerent status and did not give a lasting character to their various provisions. 5. This agreement replaces the agreement reached on 24 January 1949 by the contracting parties with the general Israeli-Egyptian ceasefire. (7) Rosenthal, Yemima, ed. Documents on the Foreign Policy of Israel., Vol. 3: Armistice Negotiations with the Arab States, December 1948-July 1949. Jerusalem: Israel State Archives, 1983. Shalev, Aryeh. The Israeli-Syrian ceasefire regime, 1949-1955. Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 1993. The ceasefire agreements were clear (on Arab pressure) that they did not create lasting borders. The Israeli-Egyptian agreement states that „the ceasefire border must not be regarded as a political or territorial border and is demarcated, without prejudice to the rights, claims and positions of one of the parties to the ceasefire, with regard to the final resolution of the Palestinian question.“  The Chairman of the United Nations Joint Commission, Colonel Garrison B.