Jewish Home Knesset Faction Chairman, MK Yinon Magal, welcomed reports Monday that Palestinian Authority (PA) chief Mahmoud Abbas (aka Abu Mazen) intends to declare the Oslo Accords null and void in his upcoming speech at the UN General Assembly.
"I congratulate Abu Mazen for his declaration that he intends to cancel the Oslo Accords, which he and his partners from Hamas have violated anyway, on a daily basis, in the last 22 years,” stated Magal.
"On this occasion, I call upon him to give back the guns that the Palestinian Authority received as part of the agreement, and which served to murder Jews.”
A senior PA official, Ahmed Majdalani, was quoted by the Bethlehem-based Ma'an news agency as having said that the decision will be discussed at the upcoming meeting of the Palestine National Council (PNC) in Ramallah, and Abbas will officially announce it at the UN General Assembly later this month.
According to Majdalani, Abbas will say at the UN that since Israel did not comply with the Oslo Accords and did not allow the establishment of a Palestinian state, the PA is no longer committed to the agreements.
The Oslo Accords created the PA, which was tasked with governing over parts of Judea, Samaria and Gaza. As part of the accords, Israel also acknowledged that the PLO is its partner in permanent status negotiations about remaining issues.