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"End the occupation !" PAJU Vigil # 844, April 14, 2017: A Unilateral Palestinian declaration of independence (UDI) ): implications for peace. Part 2

Publication date : 2017-04-14

     

Salam Fayyad a had appended a confidential a unilateral declaration of independence for a State of Palestine after two years. Although this addendum had no formal international guarantees, privately it helped to assure an international community already suffering serious donor fatigue that their financial support had a conceptual horizon. Without such a horizon, the Fayyad Plan (PDC) could simply threaten to reproduce the failed Oslo process, in which international funds supported Palestinian institution building from 1995 until 2002, when Israel attacked and wrecked the infrastructure so laboriously built up.

A Unilateral Palestinian Declaration of independence (UDI) ): implications for peace. Part 2

Salam Fayyad a had appended a confidential a unilateral declaration of independence for a State of Palestine after two years. Although this addendum had no formal international guarantees, privately it helped to assure an international community already suffering serious donor fatigue that their financial support had a conceptual horizon.

Without such a horizon, the Fayyad Plan (PDC) could simply threaten to reproduce the failed Oslo process, in which international funds supported Palestinian institution building from 1995 until 2002, when Israel attacked and wrecked the infrastructure so laboriously built up. Moreover, by 2007, it was clear to all observers that international support for the PA had had the primary effect of spawning a culture of rampant corruption, more clearly fostering Palestinian disillusionment and political alienation and fragmentation, as expressed in rising popular support for Hamas, than improved capacity for nation- and state-building.

As the Plan promised to correct these ills, the UDI promised to bypass the crippling final-status disagreements that have blocked creation of a Palestinian state, now seen as the magic bullet for solving the Palestinian problem. But in fact, in bypassing final-status issues, the proposed UDI bypassed crucial questions about what kind of independence could be created.”

State-building, Palestinian unity and economic development are, taken separately, of incontestable value to building a workable peace process. Grouped as a package, however, these aims became expressly factional in supporting the Abbas government to reclaim exclusive authority over the entire Palestinian population in the occupied territories. This goal was stated explicitly at the PDC and in related reports including the World Bank report, which held the Hamas government in Gaza to be illegal and stipulated that the Palestinian people must be unified “behind President Abbas.”

Reactions have been numerous after the American veto on Friday February 10 2017 at the nomination of the Palestinian Salam Fayyad (minister and Palestinian diplomat) as emissary to the UN. The general secretary of the United nations was sorry of the vote while Benjamin Natanyahou was delighted.

Adapted from: https://www.thefreelibrary.com/A+Palestinian+declaration+of+independence%3a+implications+for+peace.-a0224775155

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