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Palestinians protesting to stop Israeli policies issued against Palestinian activists

Palestinians protesting to stop Israeli policies issued against Palestinian activists

Ramallah- None of those who signed Oslo I Accord back in 1993, supposedly to last 5 years and end with Palestinian independence, thought that the accord would turn into a curse for the Palestinians.

Today, 23 years after the man who signed the Accord, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, is trying to figure out a way to disengage from this accord or at least from its most important articles.

Therefore, Mahmoud Abbas has sent a delegation to Israel which carries a clear message based on the resolutions issued by the Palestinian Central Council a year ago.

A Palestinian official announced that his country’s authority has started implementing the decision to cut ties and halt security coordination with Israel by officially informing Tel Aviv of this stance, which will soon be implemented after taking several other procedures.

The Palestinian Liberation Organization executive committee member Wasel Abu Yousef told Asharq Al-Awsat that after a senior Palestinian security delegation met with another Israeli delegation and informed of the Central Council resolutions concerning the disengagement of the agreements signed between the Palestinians and Israelis, since the latter are not abiding by the agreements. Thus, the Palestinian leadership has begun implementing the decisions.

He added: “there are other steps that will be taken later before the practical implementation of the decisions.”

Mr Abu Yousef did not specify these steps, yet informed Palestinian sources told Asharq Al-Awsat that the Palestinian leadership stated four conditions for Israel before getting rid of Oslo I Accord.

These four conditions are, authorizing the state of political and legal power in West Bank and Gaza, stop breaking into (A) regions and assassinating and arresting people there, opening closed Jerusalem institutions, and finally stopping the Israeli piracy over the Palestinian funds and developing new agreements regarding that.

Moreover, Asharq Al-Awsat called Ofir Gendelman, a spokesman for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, to comment on this step; however, he replied with “no comment”.

This development came within the new strategy adopted by the Palestinians, which is based on getting rid of the old way of negotiating and establishing an international conference according to what the suggestions of the French initiative, resulting in a commission similar to the P5 + 1, which found a solution to the Iranian crisis.