Islamic Jihad Urges Abbas to Cancel Oslo Accord

Gaza, 21 Muharram 1438/22 october 2016 (MINA) –  Secretary General of the Islamic Jihad, Ramadan Shallah, urged on Friday the Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas to pluck up his courage and cancel the Oslo agreement.

Reaching out to Gaza by phone during a festival held by the Islamic Jihad to mark the 29th anniversary of the group’s inception, Shallah urged the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) to backtrack on its recognition of Israel, the Palestinian Information Center (PIC) reported.

He called on Abbas to take serious steps in favor of the Palestinian cause and people.The Islamic Jihad leader suggested ten tips as a way out from the current impasse emerging on the Palestinian national scene.

He spoke up against the tragic upshots of the Oslo accord, saying it served as an umbrella to cover Israeli crimes.

Shallah stressed the strong bond unifying the Palestinians of the West Bank, Gaza, and 1948 Occupied Palestine, calling for healing the rift and working on deactivating the Oslo accord.

He stressed the need to restructure the PLO as an organization that should speak up for all the Palestinians alike.

According to Shallah, armed resistance is the only way to oust the Israeli occupation. Also speaking during the festival, Hamas leader Mahmoud al-Zahhar slammed the Israeli aggressions and break-ins at the holy Al-Aqsa Mosque.

He said the Al-Aqsa Mosque is for Muslims only.He hailed the Islamic Jihad on the occasion of the 29th commemoration of the group’s founding.

“We might disagree over certain matters.However, we are on the same mind as our brothers in the Islamic Jihad regarding our commitment to the key tenets,” said Al-Zahhar.

He added that the Palestinian resistance will make no concessions and will never forfeit a single inch of Palestine.

“Palestine extends from river to sea. Palestine is not just Gaza and the West Bank. Our territorial integrity is not a bargaining chip,” Al-Zahhar further stated. (T/P008/R07)

Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)