Also known as District Coordination and Liaison Office (DCL), DCOs are Israeli
military coordination offices established as part of the 1994 Gaza-Jericho Agreement
and the Palestinian Authority. DCOs were established in each district of the West Bank
and Gaza Strip
, with the Israeli military office on one side of each DCO compound and the Palestinian security forces on the other. The offices aim to coordinate and monitor the movement of Palestinians in and out of, and within, the West Bank and Gaza. Since the Gaza-Jericho Agreement, the Palestinian civilian population has been required to apply at their local DCO, working in tandem with the Israeli Civil Administration
, for permits to enter Israel, or to move between Areas A, B and C in the West Bank. The Gaza-Jericho Agreement also mandated high levels of communication between the DCOs of each side. See Israeli military webpage
showing where the DCOs are located.