“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.
“Mahmoud Abbas, Palestinian Authority President, Says He’s No Longer Bound by Oslo Accords,” by Rick Gladstone and Jodi Rudoren, New York Times, September 30, 2015:
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 the accords and subsequent agreements that outline security, economic and other arrangements. He asserted that there was no reason that the Palestinians should remain faithful to them as long as the Israelis were not.
“We cannot continue to be bound by these signed agreements with Israel and Israel must assume fully all its responsibility as an occupying power,” Mr. Abbas said.
There was no immediate reaction from the Israeli government. Officials said they were studying Mr. Abbas’s speech.
Khalil Shikaki, a leading Palestinian political analyst, said Mr. Abbas’s declaration was “a big deal, no doubt” but would mean “absolutely nothing” on the ground “until he starts taking the steps he mentioned” to curtail security, economic, and civil coordination between Israel and the Palestinian Authority. He said Mr. Abbas would be under tremendous pressure from Palestinians to cut these ties but would probably take weeks or months to follow through.
Mr. Abbas delivered his speech against a backdrop of growing frustration among many Palestinians over the paralysis in peace negotiations with Israel, the most protracted conflict vexing the United Nations since its founding 70 years ago….