Palestinians ready for major shift in strategy

Palestinian leaders are seriously considering a major shift in strategy that will include attempting to add key countries as international sponsors of the peace process. Serious considerations will be given to the relationship between Palestine and Israel that was set up during the two-decades-old Oslo process.

In an interview with the London-based al-Hayat daily Dec. 25, senior Fatah leader Azzam al-Ahmad said that the Palestinian Central Council (PCC) will meet in mid-January 2018 to declare Palestine a “state under occupation.” He said that Palestinians can’t continue with its relationship with the Israeli side while it denies “our people’s rights in a capital in Jerusalem.”
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