Palestinians believe Israeli law Jerusalem is a Declaration of war
CAIRO, 2 Jan. /TASS/. The adoption by the Knesset of a law on a unified Jerusalem is a Declaration of war to the Palestinians. This opinion, as reported by the Agency WAFA, stated on Tuesday the official representative of the Palestinian national authority (PNA) Nabil Abu rudeina.
“The vote on the law on a unified Jerusalem is actually a Declaration of war on the Palestinian people and its political and religious identity,” said Abu rudeina. According to him, Israel thus “officially announced the end of the so-called peace process and began to practice to maintain his dictatorial policies.”
Some time ago, the Israeli Parliament adopted in final reading the law on a unified Jerusalem, which involves the transfer of any part of this city, which tel Aviv considers as the “one and indivisible capital” of the Jewish state, only with the approval of 80 Knesset members instead of the previous 61. In turn, the Palestinians want to make East part of the city is the capital of the state.
One of the two largest Palestinian factions — Hamas in response to the decision of the Knesset called for greater resistance to Israel in the occupied territories on the West Bank of the Jordan river and the Gaza strip. The Hamas leadership believes that such actions by the Israeli side must make Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas “to stop any contacts in the area of security of tel Aviv and announce the termination of the Oslo accords”.
The Oslo accords concluded in the early 1990-ies between the Palestinian and Israeli sides, suggest recognition by Israel of the Palestine liberation Organization as the legitimate representative of the Palestinian people and consent to the activities of the Palestinian authority in the occupied territories. According to the same accords, the Palestinians recognized Israel’s right to exist in peace and security, renounced terrorism and made commitments to resolve the bilateral conflict by peaceful means.
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