Palestinian Leadership Considers Annulling Oslo Peace Accords With Israel at U.N.Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is considering opening a “new chapter in Palestinian history” in his U.N. General Assembly speech later this month, with the Palestinian leadership “in favor” of voiding the Oslo peace accords with Israel, a Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said on Monday. The Oslo Accords, the first signed in 1993 and the second in 1995, outlined a peace process between Israel and the Palestinians with the aim of fulfilling the “right of the Palestinian people to self-determination.”

The accords created the Palestinian Authority (PA), which today controls the West Bank and coordinates with Israel on security matters. It also created Areas A, B and C of the West Bank, with A under the PA’s control, C under Israeli control and B under shared control. PLO executive committee member Ahmad Majdalani told Palestinian news agency Maan News on Sunday that Abbas will tell the U.N. that the Palestinians will no longer abide by the Oslo Accords because of the failure of Israel to move towards the creation of a Palestinian state, as outlined in the 1993 agreement. FULL REPORT