Oslo left major issues unresolved. Agreed on terms called for later final status talks. Borders, Palestinian sovereignty, the right of return, settlements, East Jerusalem as Palestine's legitimate capital among other issues would be resolved.
Over 19 years later, nothing changed. Things now are worse than ever. Israel bears full responsibility.
Netanyahu and likeminded hardliners agreed all post-Pillar of Cloud hostilities would halt.
They lied. They never stopped. Deals don't reflect or determine policy. Crimes against humanity continue. They do so with impunity. Palestinians are sitting ducks. There's no place to hide. Israel takes full advantage.
Gazans are regularly attacked. Injures and deaths follow.
On January 23, soldiers killed 15-year old Aida refugee camp, Bethlehem resident Saleh Elamareen. He was targeted at close range and murdered. Witnesses said he did nothing provocative. Soldiers used him for target practice.
Adnan Hasan is a 17-year old youth. He was traveling in a car peacefully. Soldiers stopped him at Huwwara checkpoint.
"When I said I was from Kafr Qaddum, (they) all of a sudden started to beat me and insult me, saying that it was in retaliation for the weekly rally in my village," he said.
Other Kafr Qaddum residents are regularly attacked. Soldiers commit violence with impunity. Investigations rarely happen. Those conducted are whitewashed. Soldiers have free reign to terrorize. They take full advantage.