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Camp David Accords dead and buried says Egypt's presidential candidate




by Joseph Earnest  May 1, 2012

Newscast 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.

The 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.

"The Camp David Accords is a historical document whose place is on the shelves of history, as its articles talk about the fact that the aim of the agreement is to establish an independent Palestinian state,"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 Mousa.

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.

"There 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.    
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Source: Islam Times





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