Mahmoud Abbas, Palestinian Authority President, Says He’s No Longer Bound By Oslo Accords

From Jihad Watch via the New York Times:
“Mr. Abbas delivered his speech against a backdrop of growing frustration among many Palestinians over the paralysis in peace negotiations with Israel.” Maybe they’d be less frustrated if they stopped shooting rockets into Israel and ended the genocidal anti-Semitic rhetoric on “Palestinian” TV. In any case, the Oslo Accords were always for the “Palestinians” just a stepping stone toward the total destruction of Israel. Abbas and the other “Palestinian” factions never respected them, and this threatened escalation of the jihad against Israel was inevitable.
Demonstrating a new level of tension with Israel, President Mahmoud Abbas of the Palestinian Authority declared Wednesday that it was no longer bound by the Oslo Peace Accords and subsequent agreements that formed the basis for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

In his annual General Assembly speech, Mr. Abbas accused Israel of having violated these pacts, which date back two decades and outline security, economic and other arrangements in the Palestinian territories occupied by Israel during and after the 1967 war. He asserted that there was no reason that the Palestinians should remain faithful to them as long as the Israelis were not.

Therefore, Mr. Abbas said, “we cannot continue to be bound by these signed agreements with Israel and Israel must assume fully all its responsibility as an occupying power.”

The office of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel said in a statement that Mr. Abbas’s speech was “deceitful and encourages incitement and lawlessness in the Middle East.”

Mr. Abbas delivered the speech — punctuated later by the ceremonial raising of the Palestinian flag at the United Nations for the first time — against a backdrop of growing frustration among many Palestinians over the paralysis in peace negotiations with Israel [...]

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