Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas told leftist Meretz politician Zehava Galon on Friday that “the Oslo Accords are dead.”
Abbas had called Galon to express his condolences over the death of her father, according to a report broadcast by Israel’s Channel 10 news.
During the course of their conversation, the Palestinian Authority leader told Galon the Oslo Accords are no longer valid. He added that U.S. President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel had also canceled America’s role as mediator in final status talks with Israel.
“The United States can no longer mediate between Israel and the Palestinians,” he told Galon. “Another mediator is necessary; Europe with the Quartet and Arab countries.
“The Oslo agreement is dead and even though Israel has not kept its promises we have not stopped security cooperation. We’re waiting to see if there can be negotiations with a fair mediator.”