Palestinians threaten to quit Oslo peace accord

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News:Palestine has threatened to withdraw from key provisions of the Oslo Accords if the US announces its Middle East Peace Plan.

Facts:

About Oslo Accord:

  • The Oslo Accords are a series of agreements signed between the State of Israel and the Palestine Liberation Organization(PLO) in the 1990s.
  • The accord meant to effectively bring the Israeli-Palestinian conflict to its end by means of territorial concessions and facilitating the creation of the Palestinian Authority.

Oslo accord I(1993):

  • It is formally known as the Declaration of Principles(DOP).The pact established a timetable for the Middle East peace process.It planned for an interim Palestinian government in Gaza and Jericho in the West Bank.

Oslo accord II(1995):The accord called for 

  • Israel to withdraw from Jericho and Gaza and eventually the West Bank.
  • Five years of limited autonomy for Palestinians in those areas.
  • Election of Palestinian Legislative Council within nine months.
  • Establishment of a Palestinian police force.
  • The question of Jerusalem was left undecided.