From time to time, the Palestine Center distributes articles it believes will enhance understanding of the Palestinian political reality. The following article was published by Diana Buttu in the Palestine Square on September 16, 2018
“Twenty-five years ago this month, the signing of the Oslo Accords ushered in a new paradigm in Israeli-Palestinian relations, with negotiations at the forefront. Over the course of several years, Israeli and Palestinian negotiators held countless meetings replete with handshakes and photo-ops. At the same time, and less obvious to the public, they also fundamentally changed the Palestinian physical and legal landscape.The changes in the legal landscape took a number of different forms: a multiplicity of laws due to the establishment of the Palestinian Authority (PA); a Palestinian legal system unable to confront the occupation; an Israeli system rubber-stamping the occupation; and a bending of international law to appease Israel.”
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