Creating new perspectives since 2009

Senior Israeli tells Abbas to ditch Oslo as "it destroyed Palestinians"

February 17, 2014 at 11:19 pm

In a long TV interview on Thursday, senior Israeli politician Yossi Beilin called on the Palestinian President to get rid of the Oslo agreement because “it destroyed Palestinians”. Beilin is considered to be the architect behind the 1992 Oslo accord. He said that Mahmoud Abbas has to to get rid of the agreement in order to protect the interests of his people.

“Oslo destroyed and wasted the Palestinian issue,” he insisted. “If Abbas wants to keep his people, he needs to cancel it, dissolve the Palestinian Authority and put the whole Palestinian burden onto Israel.”

The veteran official, who served in several ministerial posts in the past, pointed out that, practically speaking, countries helping the PA financially are providing subsidies for the occupation.

“The PA has to be dissolved and Israel has to pay the salaries of teachers, doctors and police,” said Beilin. “Continued support for the PA is support for Netanyahu, who is doing his best to keep an ’empty Oslo’ alive.”