‘Europe’s decision also goes against Oslo Accords’

Dan Illouz, a lawyer with the organization Legal Grounds, says that the European Union’s efforts to separate Judea and Samaria from the rest of Israel goes against the Oslo Accords.


Illouz explained his argument in an interview with Arutz Sheva, following the EU’s declaration that its agreements with Israel will not apply beyond the Green Line.


According to him, such a ruling not only contradicts the attitude that Israel has legal and historical rights supporting its presence in Judea and Samaria dating back to the time of the British Mandate, but also stands in opposition to the language of the Oslo Accords insisting that the final status is to be determined by mutual agreement.


Illouz pointed out that “Europe was a witness to the signing of the [Oslo] Accords. Although it has no commitment to what what said and signed, it took part in the process, oversaw the signature, and then supported and recognized the agreement. In the Oslo Accords it is stated that the negotiation over borders must be between the two sides and any who goes against this goes against the Oslo Accords.”


He added that Israel’s disregard for the fact that its political partners are acting contrary to signed agreements such as the Oslo Accords is a familiar phenomenon that has repeated itself before. “This happens not infrequently, that the other side goes against the Oslo Accords and Israel does not perceive that these agreements are no longer the status quo as we once knew it, but rather that they are taking matters into their own hands and we are not responding or standing up for our rights. As a result, we end up much weaker.”


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