Poll: 64% of Palestinians Support Abolishment of Oslo Accords

(Via Aljazeera, file)

The majority of Palestinians support the abolition of the Oslo Accords and its economic protocol, a new poll revealed yesterday.

According to the poll, conducted by the Arab World for Research and Development (AWRAD), as many as 64 per cent of Palestinians support the abolishment of the Oslo Accords and its economic protocols compared to 28 per cent who want it to remain in place and eight per cent who were undecided.

Member of the PLO Executive Committee, Wasel Abu Yousef, told Turkey’s Anadolu Agencythat the committee approved stopping security, political and economic coordination with Israel on Wednesday.

However, economic expert Samir Abdullah told the news agency that the Palestinians do not have the tools to annul the Paris Economic Protocol or to carry out an economic war against Israel.

The Paris Economic Protocol is an agreement signed between the Palestinian Authority and Israel in 1994 to regulate economic relations in four sectors: labour, trade relations, fiscal issues and monetary arrangements.

According to the poll, 30 per cent of respondents believe the Palestinian Authority’s priority now is to stop security coordination with Israel, while 27 per cent believe the priority is to form a national unity government.

(Middle East Monitor)

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