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Popular Front to strive for pushing PLO to cancel Oslo Accords

Iconic handshake between PLO leader Yasser Arafat and Israeli President Shimon Peres during the Oslo accords [Council on Foreign Relations/YouTube]

The Palestinian Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) “will continue striving inside the PLO’s Central Council until the full implementation of its decisions related to cancelling Oslo Accords and cutting relations with Israel and USA,” Al-Resalah newspaper reported on Wednesday.

Speaking to the newspaper, PFLP Political Bureau member Mariam Abu-Dagga said that they have been working with other Palestinian factions and national personalities to “correct the official Palestinian policy throughout a continuous democratic strife.”

Abu-Dagga stressed that the latest decisions of the Central Council did not match the Israeli and American challenges, including the US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

She noted that the PFLP proposed a bill calling for scrapping the Oslo Accords, retracting recognition of Israel and halting all forms of relations with it, “but this was turned down.”

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Meanwhile, she said that the PFLP also proposed an “immediate” meeting for the preparation committee of the Palestinian National Council to discuss the national reconciliation, but this was also turned down.

The PFLP official said that the Central Council did not clearly announce its position towards ending the punitive measures against the Gaza Strip and many other issues, including the Arab Peace Initiative.

Earlier this week, the Central Committee convened in the occupied West Bank city of Ramallah and decided that the transitional stage ahead of reaching a Palestinian state had been cancelled, and that the PLO would suspend recognition of Israel until it recognises a Palestinian state on the 1967 borders.

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