Mahmoud Abbas has said that Palestine will no longer be bound by the Oslo Accords given that Israel frequently violates the peace agreement.
The historic Oslo agreements led to Israeli recognition of the Palestine Liberation Organization as the “legitimate representative of the Palestinian people” and the establishment of the Palestinian Authority in parts of the West Bank.
They were intended to lead to eventual peace between Israel and the Palestinians after a negotiated resolution of their disputes.
But the vast majority of Palestinians feel the Oslo Accords have failed. Israel still occupies the West Bank and imposed a blockade on Gaza; it continues to wage warfare on the Palestinian people; it continues to steal their land; and it continues to discriminate against them in all areas of life.
Prior to his UN speech, Abbas had promised to “drop a bombshell” before the General Assembly.