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Will the Palestinians abolish the Oslo Accord?

Growing despair might drive Palestinian leadership to announce the abolition of the Oslo Accord, which would lead to chaos and consequently breakouts of violence.
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There are growing expectations within the Palestinian Authority (PA) for President Mahmoud Abbas to make a game-changing decision, as it is now clearer than ever that the status quo of the occupation is intolerable and not about to change. Unlike other periods of growing crises, the sense in the Palestinian street is now that the ball is in the Palestinian court.

A senior PA and PLO official who has much insight into the thinking at the Muqata, the PA headquarters in Ramallah, spoke extensively and anonymously to Al-Monitor about the looming crisis: “This is the worst moment since the Oslo Accord. When it comes to the Israeli government, we lost hope a long time ago. We were assured time and again by US State Department representatives that after the Iran deal debate in Congress, they would renew their peace process efforts for a two-state solution. [President Barack] Obama won on the Iran deal, but a Palestine deal seems to be the furthest thing from his mind. [French Foreign Minister Laurent] Fabius and others at the helm of the EU have assured us about passing a [UN] Security Council resolution with a timeline for the creation of a Palestinian state. All we hear now is about some weak measures on labeling goods from Israeli settlements. The Arab world is turning its back on us. The leaders are preoccupied with their own political survival. The only ally we have is Arab public opinion, but in the various dictatorships, it has little impact. Those leaders in the US, the EU and most Arab states are indirectly giving a green light to [Israeli] Prime Minister [Benjamin] Netanyahu to continue the policies of gradual annexation through unrestrained settlement expansion. [HaBayit HaYehudi head and Education Minister] Naftali Bennett has more impact on the Israeli-Palestinian issue than anyone else.”

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