torsdag 13 september 2018

25 år sedan Oslo-avtalet slöts

Det har gått 25 år sedan Osloavtalet skrevs under. Ett avtal som många hoppades skulle skapa fred mellan Israel och palestinierna.
Palestinian Media Watch har samlat citat av flera palestinska ledare som visar att från palestiniernas sida var det aldrig fråga om att skapa fred utan att skapa bättre förutsättningar för kampen mot Israel.

Summary of PLO - PA ideology - in their own words:

"The Palestinian people accepted the Oslo Accords as a first step and not as a permanent settlement, based on the premise that the war and struggle in the land is more efficient than a struggle from a distant land... Without Oslo... we would not have been able to create this great Palestinian Intifada... We have not given up on [Israeli cities] Jerusalem and Haifa, Jaffa, Lod, Ramle and Tel Aviv... The Palestinian State is a stage after which there will be another stage, and that is the democratic state in all of Palestine (i.e. replacing Israel)... If I say that I want to remove it [Israel] from existence, this will be great... You can't say it to the world. You can say it to yourself."

The Olso Accords according to the PA  - 25 years in review
1: Were the Oslo Accords signed by the PLO as a long-term peace treaty with Israel?
2: What did the PLO hope to achieve through Oslo?
3: Didn't Yasser Arafat commit to stop all violence? 
4: Wasn't the 5-year terror campaign, the "intifada," a tragedy for Israelis and Palestinians alike? The PA's terror cost 1,200 Israeli and 3,000 Palestinians lives. 
5: What borders does the PLO seek in a final status solution with Israel?
PA and Fatah leaders answer these questions in videos and texts below.

Today, September 13, is the 25th anniversary of the signing of the Oslo Accords. Prior to the signing of the Oslo Accords in 1993, Israel suffered from occasional terror orchestrated by the PLO terror organization, which was based 3,000 kilometers away in Tunisia. The signing of the Oslo Accords turned the PLO into Israel's close neighbor and enabled the establishment of Palestinian terror bases within striking distance of all Israeli cities. Since then, Israel has suffered from ongoing terror, terror campaigns, and terror waves. 1,600 Israelis have been murdered and tens of thousands have been injured from Palestinian terror since the Oslo Accords. For Israel, Oslo was a disastrous failure and an appalling tragedy.

Not so for the PLO and its administrative arm the Palestinian Authority. Since the signing of the Oslo Accords in 1993, the Palestinian Authority leadership has made it clear to their own people that the goal of Oslo was never a long-term peace with Israel. The model for Oslo, explained Yasser Arafat and many other PA leaders, was to mimic the "Treaty of Hudaybiyyah" - a 10-year peace treaty signed by Islam's Prophet Muhammad with the Quraysh Tribe of Mecca. The treaty did not last because two years after signing the treaty, Muhammad attacked, and conquered Mecca. 

The first stage of Oslo, PA leaders have explained, was transferring the PLO's base - which had been in distant Tunisia - to be inside "Palestine," together with the building of a military infrastructure in order to resume violence against Israel. The return to violence was the goal from the beginning. Arafat told a journalist that Oslo eventually would cause the Israelis to "run away." The 5-year terror campaign, the "intifada," which for Israel was the proof of Oslo's failure, was for the PA the proof of Oslo's success. 

Since the signing of Oslo and until today, Palestinian leaders have told Palestinians that "Palestine" is "from the Jordan River to the Mediterranean Sea" and encompasses all of Israel. The goal of Oslo, they have explained, is to increase the land under Palestinian control in stages. Israel will eventually disappear and be replaced by "Palestine." ...

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