armistice demarcation line


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armistice demarcation line

A geographically defined line from which disputing or belligerent forces disengage and withdraw to their respective sides following a truce or cease fire agreement. Also called cease fire line in some United Nations operations. Also called ADL. See also armistice; cease fire; cease fire line; peace operations.
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He had to report on how effective the patrolling of the armistice demarcation line was.
For instance, the Egyptian-Israeli agreement stated that "The Armistice Demarcation Line is not to be construed in any sense as a political or territorial boundary, and is delineated without prejudice to rights, claims and positions of either Party to the Armistice as regards ultimate settlement of the Palestine question.
The most difficult issue, one that triggered occasional violence, was the widespread infiltration of displaced Palestinians (mostly 1948 refugees) across the armistice demarcation lines.