When “Oslo” began, the Palestinian support was massive. Saeb Erekat, a Palestinian business leader, affirmed that more than 80% of the population supported the agreement. For the Palestinians, the “Oslo spirit” was to receive an independent state in the West Bank, Gaza and eastern Jerusalem. Yitzhak Rabin preferred to focus on “building trust on both sides” delaying the crucial issues (Jerusalem and the refugees).
Some organizations of the PLO and Islamist groups (Hamas, Islamic Jihad), were energetically opposed to the Oslo Accords. This alliance against the recognition of Israel was known as “Rejectionist Front”. Two days had passed since the signature of the Oslo Accords when more frequent terrorist attacks occurred by the fundamentalist groups opposed to Oslo. From October 1993 until December 1993, Israel suffered a series of ten attacks that killed 14 Israelis. After the Cave of the Patriarchs massacre, from February 1994 until January 1995, terrorist attacks increased resulting in 60 Israelis murdered. There are some who affirm that the suicidal attacks from Palestinians began after “Baruch Goldstein”, but it is false. The first occurred in the Mehola Crossing (Apr/16/1993) when a Palestinian bomb car detonated between two Israeli buses. The author was a Hamas terrorist and caused one death and eight wounded. The more destructive attacks occurred in Tel-Aviv when a terrorist from Hamas blew himself by carrying 20 kg of explosives on Bus 5 that went through the center of the city. That day, Oct/19/1994, 22 Israelis were murdered and 46 wounded. Previously, two terrorists of the Islamic Jihad committed suicide in the Beit-Lid crossing, where Israeli soldiers were waiting for the bus. That day, Jan/22/1995, 21 Israelis were murdered and 34 wounded. From Oslo A to Oslo B, the Palestinians executed 10 suicidal attempts murdering 78 Israelis.