Down with Oslo! Join us in protesting at the Norwegian Parliament on September 10, 2022
Join us on September 10, 2022 in Oslo, Norway as we demonstrate outside the Norwegian Parliament in Stortinget to demonstrate against the so-called ‘peace process’, the infamous Oslo Accords, on their 29th anniversary. After 29 years of Oslo, there is an urgent need to put an end to the devastating repercussions of this project. Once again, it is clear: the Palestinian people, inside and outside Palestine, and in all of historic Palestine, from the river to the sea, are one people fighting for their liberation, and not a powerless puppet Authority ensuring the security of the occupier. He also made it very clear that the legitimate leadership of the Palestinian people is the Palestinian resistance, including the Palestinian prisoners’ movement.
At Samidoun Jaldia Abubakra and mohamed khatib will participate and speak at the demonstration on Saturday September 10 at 4 p.m. in Oslo, at the call of the Masar Badil, the Palestinian Movement of the Alternative Revolutionary Path. This event requires:
- the liberation of Palestine from the river to the sea
- the clear repudiation of the Oslo accords and their repercussions and corollaries
- confronting Israeli colonialism and normalization with Zionism
- intensifying the international boycott and isolation of the Zionist regime
- alongside the Palestinian people and their resistance, including Palestinian prisoners
As the call for the demonstration points out, “the Norwegian government, by leading the process of these agreements, participated in this crime against the Palestinian people and their rights, alongside reactionary imperialist, Zionist and Arab forces. 29 years later, it is clearer than ever: it is time to bring down this failed agreement aimed at liquidating the Palestinian cause and all its achievements… The so-called “peace process” launched from the Madrid conference of 1991 and the Oslo agreement of 1993 was nothing but a tactic to deceive international public opinion. This deception was used by the United States and “Israel” to steal more Palestinian land and perpetuate a system of colonialism, racism, exploitation and apartheid throughout Palestine, from the river to the sea.”
Like the Palestinian people as a whole and the Palestinian refugees in particular, the Palestinian prisoners have been betrayed and left behind by the Oslo Accords and the path of negotiations. Once promoted as a path to the release of Palestinian prisoners, the Oslo Accords instead allowed Palestinian prisoners to be used as bargaining chips in an attempt to extract even more concessions from Palestinian officials.
Dozens of Palestinian prisoners from before Oslo remain in Israeli jails, as occupying forces refused to recognize Palestinian prisoners from occupied Palestine in 1948 and repeatedly rescinded release agreements.
Of course, this was not the only result of Oslo for the Palestinian prisoners. At the heart of these agreements, and without interruption despite declarations and promises, is the “security coordination” of the Palestinian Authority with the Israeli occupation. This “security coordination” has undermined the resilience and social solidarity of the Palestinian movement, driven out and suppressed Palestinian resistance, and established a “revolving door” of imprisonment and political detention between the PA and Israeli prisons. It firmly established the PA as a security contractor to the Israeli occupation, trained by the US with European and British backing.
The political repression of Palestinians outside Palestine is also intimately linked to Oslo; US President Bill Clinton issued the executive order listing Palestinian and Lebanese resistance organizations that rejected Oslo as “terrorists” in January 1995, noting that they “threatened to disrupt the Middle East peace process”. This was shortly followed by the Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act of 1996, which created the “material support” legislation used to persecute Palestinians in the United States. persecution of Palestinian political prisoners like the Holy Land Foundation Five.
These “terrorist lists”, designations and laws were marketed worldwide after 2001 by the United States and adopted in various forms by Canada, the European Union, the United Kingdom and elsewhere. Of course, Palestinians have never been immune to persecution by imperialist powers, but post-Oslo “anti-terrorist” legislation has further institutionalized this persecution while specifically criminalizing and labeling as “terrorist” the rejection of the Oslo project.
We urge all supporters of the Palestinian cause, the Palestinian resistance and the liberation of Palestine, especially Palestinian prisoners, to join us in marching in Oslo on September 10 for a liberated Palestine from the river to the sea!
This demonstration is also part of the preparation of the October 29 marches for return and liberation, which will take place at the European Parliament in Brussels and in international places.