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Palestinians threaten to quit Oslo Accords over Trump peace plan

Chief Palestinian negotiation Saeb Erekat told AFP that the Palestinian Liberation Organisation reserved the right 'to withdraw from the interim agreement', the concrete part of the Oslo deal, if Trump unveils his plan.

FILE: A Palestinian protester carries a national flag during a demonstration near the border between Israel and Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza Strip, on 21 December 2018. A 16-year-old Palestinian was killed today by Israeli fire during border protests and clashes east of Gaza City, the health ministry in the Hamas-run enclave said. Picture: AFP.

RAMALLAH - Palestinian officials threatened Sunday to withdraw from key provisions of the Oslo Accords, which define relations with Israel if US President Donald Trump announces his Middle East peace plan next week.

Chief Palestinian negotiation Saeb Erekat told AFP that the Palestinian Liberation Organisation reserved the right "to withdraw from the interim agreement", the concrete part of the Oslo deal, if Trump unveils his plan.

The Trump initiative will turn Israel's "temporary occupation (of Palestinian territory) into a permanent occupation", Erekat said.

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