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Right wing Israelis have been clamoring for PM Ariel Sharon to announce the abolition of the Oslo accords following the outbreak of the "second Intifada" in September, 2000. The accords granted material gains to the PLO, which was allowed to establish itself in the West Bank and Gaza. Now some Palestinians are asking for abrogation of the accords, though it is not clear what material benefits they might gain from this.
Original article in Jerusalem Post
This is the first time that such a large group of widely respected and influential Palestinians have issued a public
One of the petition's organizers told The Jerusalem Post that a second petition would be published later this week with
The four PLC members who signed the petition are Muawiyah al-Masri of Nablus, Abdel Jawad Saleh of al-Bireh, Ahmed
Former mayors Bassam Shaka of Nablus, Wahid Hamdallah of Anabta, and Khaled Awad of Kabatiya added their voices to the
"We call on the Arab states and their leaderships, first and foremost the Palestinian Authority, to reject the Oslo
The petition implores the PA to repair the damage that has resulted from the Oslo Accords and to "unite the national
The petition also calls on the PA and Arab governments to abide by their peoples' national interests and not to be
"The goal of these initiatives, agreements, and positions is to dismantle the Arab nation and pave the way for [Israeli
It predicts that the PA would be asked to make far-reaching concessions or cease to exist soon after the US and its
The petition lashes out at the US for preparing to wage a war against Iraq, and warns that Arab and Islamic countries
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Replies: 3 comments
This is an interesting service.
Posted by A. Sheffield @ 12/15/2002 05:59 PM CST
Well I disagree with the 'reasons' these Palestinians list 'blah blah blah Zionists, imperialists, more of the same stuff they've been saying for years...'.
Posted by Karen @ 12/16/2002 02:51 AM CST
I think the key to understanding the implications of this lie in who has signed and what positions they have taken in the past. Are these people who have been part of the efforts to bring a just peace for both peoples? The use of the term "Arab nation" makes me question this even more so.
Posted by Carol @ 12/16/2002 02:58 AM CST
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