“Under Oslo, the Palestinian Authority guaranteed access to Jewish worshippers at Joseph’s Tomb,” wrote David Friedman, a former US ambassador to Israel. The PA breached its commitment from day one, according to Friedman. “Worshippers need to be protected by the IDF, and IDF forces are often attacked, as they were this evening.”
Former Knesset member Michal Cotler-Wunsh wrote: “Another day, another violation of Oslo.”
“Not just Joseph’s Tomb. Oslo has a list of many Jewish holy sites (called that by Palestinians) throughout PA-controlled territory that Jews were guaranteed free access/worship to (including bus service),” she added. “In fact, most are off limits. Another item on a long list of violations of Oslo.”
Last week marked the 30th anniversary of the signing of the Oslo Accords, which most now consider to be at best a failure, and at worst an unmitigated disaster.
With reporting by JNS.
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