Sunday, September 25, 2011

'Palestinians' seek to renegotiate Oslo

September 25, 2011

The 'Palestinians' are seeking to 'renegotiate' the economic portions of the Oslo Accords.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said Saturday that the Palestinian Authority wants to open the 1994 Paris Protocols – the financial addendum to the Oslo Accords – for review.

Speaking to journalists on his plane back from the UN General Assembly in New York, Abbas said that parallel to the PA's fight to see its UN statehood bid mature, it will also seek to redefine its financial arrangements vis-à-vis Israel.

"The (current) arrangement is unfair and has articles which are keeping the Palestinian economy from stabilizing," he said, adding that the agreement "prevents land development… We aim to become independent of external (financial) assistance."
But what if Israel is happy with the agreements as they are and feels they are being implemented properly?
[Fatah Central Committee member Dr. Mohammad] stressed that the decision had nothing to do with Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman's threat to revoke the Oslo Accords: "I don't think that the demand to review the Paris Protocols will make the situation between the parties worse. It is natural for financial agreements to be reviewed and updated every once and a while… We haven't discussed the matter with Israel because there are no talks. These agreements are just not being implemented in full."
So we have to agree to give them the 1967 lines before they will agree to 'renegotiate' these agreements? Hmmm.