Oslo accords are dead

The Oslo Accords are dead and the Palestinian Authority leadership is about to ask the UN Security Council to recognize a Palestinian state in the pre-1967 lines, a senior Fatah official said on Tuesday.


Othman Abu Gharbieh, a member of the Fatah Central Committee, told the Palestinian daily Al-Quds there would be no return to the previous peace process with Israel, especially in view of the results of the Israeli election.


“The Oslo Accords are dead, although a death certificate has yet to be issued,” Abu Gharbieh said. “We will resort to international boycotts and sanctions and popular resistance [against Israel].”


The Palestinians would also proceed with their intention to suspend security coordination with Israel, he said.


“Our people won’t capitulate,” Abu Gharbieh stressed.


“The option of surrender doesn’t exist. The Palestinian people will struggle with all effective means to achieve our goals now that the Oslo Accords are dead. Our people will struggle with all methods, and I mean all methods.”


Read More: Senior Palestinian official: Oslo accords are dead – Middle East – Jerusalem Post