Adviser to Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas said Wednesday that while agreements with Israel had not been cancelled, the Palestinian Authority "won't comply" with the agreements, saying that “we won’t work as employees for Israel.”So the threatened "bombshell" is really a dud.
Abbas said in his United Nations General Assembly Wednesday that PA's continued complicity with past peace agreements are dependent on circumstances which have not yet been clarified by Palestinian leadership.
While many understood the Palestinian president's speech to the as be groundbreaking, no clear changes have been made in regards to cooperation between the Palestinian Authority and Israel in occupied Palestinian territory.
Adviser and supreme judge for religious courts Mahmoud al-Habbash said that in his speech, Abbas began a new “stage in the relationship with Israel," adding the exact parameters of such a move remain unclear.
Asked to elaborate about future steps by the PA to make good on Abbas' announcement that the body would step back from it's commitment to past peace agreements, al-Habbash said: “future steps haven’t been made public yet."
"Each step," al-Habbash added, "will be determined according to the circumstances."
Al-Habbash said that Abbas' UNGA remarks would not be immediately implemented, and the leader would likely return to the occupied West Bank with the coordination with Israeli authorities.
This is the same Abbas aide who threatened World War III yesterday.
By the way, the idea that the PA has honored its agreements with Israel is ludicrous. The entire second intifada was a multi-year repudiation of all agreements.
Here are some of the agreements with Israel that Abbas has openly ignored for well over a decade from the Wye River Memorandum alone:
- Nullifying the Palestinian National Charter provisions that call to destroy Israel (Has anyone ever seen a new version?)
- Prohibiting illegal weapons under PA areas
- "The Palestinian side would issue a decree prohibiting all forms of incitement to violence or terror, and establishing mechanisms for acting systematically against all expressions or threats of violence or terror."
- "The Palestinian side was to make known its policy of zero tolerance for terror and violence against both sides."
Yet the world, as always, ignores Palestinian violations of signed agreements. On the contrary, the world supports Palestinian violations such as its own unilateral moves in Area C and applying to become a UN member state.