Treaty of Jaffa

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The Treaty of Jaffa was an agreement during the Crusades. It was signed on 2 September 1192 between the Muslim leader Saladin and Richard I of England, shortly after the July-August 1192 Battle of Jaffa. The treaty guaranteed a three-year truce between the two armies.

The treaty guaranteed safe passage of Christians and Muslims through Palestine whilst also stating that the Christians would hold the coast from Tyre to Jaffa. However Ascoalon's fortifications were to be demolished and the town returned to Saladin.

Richard left Acre on 9 October 1192.


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