Why The Palestinian President Declared The Oslo Accords Null
Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas accused Israel of derailing the peace process in his UN speech.By Mari Jo Valero | September 30, 2015
With the Palestine flag flying high at the United Nations General Assembly in New York for the first time, Palestine President Mahmoud Abbas said Wednesday his people were no longer bound by the over 20-year long peace agreement with Israel. (Video via Al Jazeera)
That means the Oslo Peace Accords, which were thought to be the region’s hope for peace and stability, will no longer be the law of the land — in theory. Palestine has yet to set up a plan to dissolve the peace agreements.
The declaration is more symbolic. Palestine wants the change soon after waiting over two decades for the Oslo agreements to take shape.