David Accords dead and buried says Egypt's presidential candidate
Earnest May 1, 2012
Media WASHINGTON, D.C.—Egyptian presidential candidate Amr Moussa said the Camp David Accords
signed by his country and the Israeli regime in 1978 are "dead and
buried," according the Islam Times.
Addressing a mass rally in southern Egypt on Sunday, the former Arab
League chief described the agreement as a document which should be put
"on the shelves of history," Ha'aretz reported.
The Camp David
Accords were signed by then Egyptian President Anwar El Sadat and then
Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin on September 17, 1978, following
thirteen days of secret negotiations at Camp David in Washington D.C.
deal comprises of two agreements, a Framework for Peace in the Middle
East, and a Framework for the Conclusion of a Peace Treaty between Egypt
and Israel. The latter agreement led to the signing of the Israel-Egypt
Peace Treaty in 1979 which also took place in the United States.
Camp David Accords is a historical document whose place is on the
shelves of history, as its articles talk about the fact that the aim of
the agreement is to establish an independent Palestinian state," said
Moussa seems to be speaking about the first part of the
Camp David Accords, signed in 1978, which included articles on the
establishment of an independent Palestinian state.
"This accord is dead and buried," the leading Egyptian presidential candidate stressed.
is an agreement between Israel and Egypt that we will honor as long as
Israel honors it," he added however, apparently referring to the 1979
Egypt-Israel Peace Treaty.
His remarks come against the backdrop
of tense ties between Cairo and Tel Aviv since the downfall of former
dictator Hosni Mubarak last year. Egypt recently announced plans
to halt natural gas exports to Israel. There have been growing calls in
Egypt for a review of relations with Tel Aviv. Add