The end of the Oslo accords?
The 'Palestinians' are threatening that the Oslo accords will officially cease to exist
if their upgraded status passes the United Nations.
The Oslo Accords between the PLO and Israel will cease to exist the day after
the UN votes in favor of upgrading the status of a Palestinian state to
non-member, Abbas Zaki, member of the Fatah Central Committee, was quoted
Thursday as saying.
Zaki said that once the status of a
Palestinian state is upgraded, the Palestinians would be able to pursue Israel
for "war crimes" in the International Criminal Court.
"Once we become a
recognized state, we will go to all UN agencies to force the international
community to take legal action against Israel," Zaki told the London-based
Al-Quds Al-Arabi newspaper.
He said that after the UN votes in favor of
the PA request, "the case of the Oslo Accords and the Palestinian Authority will
be closed. We will have a state parliament and not a Palestinian Legislative
Council." Zaki denied that some Arab countries have been exerting pressure on
the PA leadership to refrain from the statehood bid.
"Until this moment, no one
has dared to ask us not to go to the UN," he stressed. "We have no other choice.
Some European countries, like Britain, have only asked us to delay the statehood
bid for three months. But we are determined to go to the UN General Assembly
Saleh Ra'fat, member of the PLO Executive Committee, warned that
the PA leadership would abrogate economic and security agreements with Israel if
the Israeli government imposed sanctions on the Palestinians in response to the
"The Palestinian leadership will respond if the Israeli
government carries out its threats against the Palestinian Authority," Ra'fat
told the Jerusalem-based Al-Quds daily.
He said that the PA would
consider itself free of all its commitments under the agreements signed with
Israel, including economic and security obligations.
Ra'fat said that if
Israel decides to withhold tax revenues belonging to the PA, the Palestinians
will in response call for boycotting all Israeli goods.
threatened to "escalate popular resistance against Israel."
What could go wrong?
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