With Oslo, Israel’s Intention Was Never Peace or Palestinian Statehood

The transformation of the West Bank and Gaza Strip into separate Bantustans was all part of the plan

Amira Hass
Amira Hass
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The reality of the Palestinian Bantustans, reservations or enclaves — is a fact on the ground. Their creation is the most outstanding geopolitical occurrence of the past quarter century. It is of course possible to say that its seeds were sown with the occupation in 1967 but the process accelerated, consolidated, matured and deepened paradoxically in parallel with the negotiation process between Israel and the Palestinians – first with the Madrid/Washington talks starting at the end of 1991 and then with the Oslo process