PA and Fatah personalities
Mahmoud Abbas
Abbas Zaki
Yasser Arafat
PA Mufti Muhammad Hussein
Ibrahim Mudayris
Mahmoud Al-Habbash
Ahmed Qurei
Salam Fayyad
Issa Karake
Jibril Rajoub
Yasser Arafat
Topics on this page
1- Personal responsibility for terror and Intifada
2- Children as combatants
3- Peace process deception


Personal responsibility for terror and Intifada
PA daily praises Arafat’s talent at manipulating and utilizing the media in Palestinian favor, presented suicide bombings as “liberation” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Nov. 11, 2015
Headline: “The media was a tool like a rifle in Yasser Arafat’s life”

“’If the Elder (i.e., Yasser Arafat) had been alive, the Arab and international media would be loud and raging from the pictures of violation and crime carried out against the boy Ahmad Manasrah (i.e., young Palestinian terrorist who stabbed two and was shot by Israeli security), as he [Arafat] was not just a president, but a media person who knew how to harness the media to the cause’ – this is the essence of the matters about which the media people and officials who worked with the late President Yasser Arafat unanimously agreed.

Media person Fathi Al-Barqawi said: ‘He [Arafat] appreciated the media and knew how to use it. He read and followed every detail, and instructed officials around him to draw public attention in favor of the Palestinian cause. Therefore, a humanitarian matter such as the case of Ahmad Manasrah would have been turned into a matter of international opinion, due to his media skills and connections throughout the world.’

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Fatah TV broadcasts terror song 72 times in one month: “No force in the world can remove the weapon from my hand”  
Source: Fatah-run Awdah TV, Nov. 30, 2016

Lyrics:
"From my wounds, my weapon has emerged.
O, our revolution, my weapon has emerged
There is no force in the world that can remove the weapon from my hand
My weapon has emerged. My weapon has emerged."

Yasser Arafat: "For our movement, ‘armed struggle’ means taking part in an armed revolutionary war of the masses."

Broadcast on Fatah-run Awdah TV, 72 times in November 2016; hundreds of times since Feb. 22, 2015

A longer version of this song with the following additional stanza encouraging Martyrdom, was aired four times in November 2016 on Fatah-run Awdah TV:

"He who offers his blood does not care if his blood flows upon the ground
As the weapon of the revolution is in my hand, so my presence will be forced [upon Israel]
My weapon has emerged. My weapon has emerged."
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Fatah posts famous Arafat quote encouraging violence and Martyrdom death: “Millions of Martyrs are marching to Jerusalem” 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Nov. 6, 2015

The image shows Yasser Arafat.
Text on image: “Millions of Martyrs (Shahids) are marching to Jerusalem”
 


Children as combatants
Arafat to kids: Child-Martyr is role model 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Aug. 4, 2003
     "Faris Ouda left home with a slingshot, having made a wreath with his picture, and writing: 'The Brave Shahid Faris Ouda'."
He said to his mother, "Don't worry, mother, Shahada (Martyrdom) is sweet.'"
[Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Nov. 30, 2000; Feb. 3, 2001]

Yasser Arafat, in a speech to children
:
     "We are saluting the spirit of our hero Shahid, Faris Ouda! Faris Ouda! Faris Ouda! We are proud of you [youth] who represent the steadfastness and the sacrifice of your companion, the hero Shahid, Faris Ouda! Oh, children of Palestine! The peers, friends, brothers and sisters of Faris Ouda."
[PA TV (Fatah), Aug. 4, 2003, July 22, 2003, Aug. 18, 2002]
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Note: Faris Ouda is a 14 year-old who prepared his own memorial before going off to become a Shahid.

Arafat: Dead child-martyrs "greatest message" to world 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Jan. 15, 2002
Interviewer: "Mr. President, what message would you like to send to the Palestinian people, in general, and in particular to the Palestinian children?"
Arafat: "This child, who is grasping the stone, facing the tank – is it not the greatest message to the world when that hero becomes a Shahid? We are proud of them."
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Peace process deception
Fatah official implies Arafat returned to Israel for Oslo Accords in order to fight against Israel 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 26, 2016
     “[Fatah Central Committee member and Fatah Commissioner for Arab and China Relations Abbas] Zaki noted the pressure applied by the US against the late leader Yasser Arafat in order to harm his determination and make him concede to the Zionist project; however Arafat returned to the homeland in order to complete the path under the slogan ‘Millions of Martyrs (Shahids) are marching to Jerusalem.’”

Official PA daily: Arafat employed 'revolving door' policy of releasing terrorists soon after their arrest 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 18, 2014
Headline: “The Palestinian-Israeli ‎Negotiations: The Essence of the Solution,” ‎by Adel Abd Al-Rahman, columnist for ‎official PA daily
     ‎“The occupation forces have turned to ‎the ‘revolving door’ policy,” the policy that ‎Martyr (Shahid) Yasser Arafat established ‎the other way around, when, under the ‎pressure of security coordination with ‎Israel, he arrested Palestinian fighters and ‎released them soon after. For whenever ‎they [Israel] free prisoners, after much effort ‎‎[on our part], they come back soon and ‎arrest them again, one after the other, ‎along with hundreds of others. ‎Furthermore, they are now turning to [the ‎policy of] killing some of them with the ‎excuse that they were resisting arrest.‎
The world convened the ‘Geneva 1’ ‎international convention over Syria… and ‎why shouldn’t the Palestinians have their ‎own ‘Geneva’? ... Yet turning to the UN or ‎convening a ‘Palestinian Geneva’ does not ‎mean giving up the program of struggle for ‎the land through popular resistance – ‎‎[resistance which is,] at this stage, ‎peaceful, but which leaves the path open ‎for the various [other] forms of resistance in ‎the future. For whatever is not achieved by ‎peaceful means will be achieved by other ‎means.”‎

Arafat’s bodyguard confirms: Arafat lied when he condemned killing civilians 
Source: BBC Arabic YouTube channel, Apr. 1, 2014

 
Arafat's bodyguard Muhammad Dayeh: I suckled love for Arafat from my mother's milk. We love Arafat passionately.
TV host: [Former Israeli PM Ariel] Sharon called Arafat a pathological liar, and many politicians who knew Arafat say he excelled at lying.
Bodyguard: [Our] religion permits lying in three cases: to settle between two people - religion allows you [to lie] in order to settle between two people.
TV host: For reconciliation.
Bodyguard: Someone whose wife isn't pretty, [can] say, 'You're the most beautiful woman in the world'; and the third [case] is in politics - you can lie.
TV host: Do you agree with this?
Bodyguard: Yes, yes.
TV host: He would lie in front of you.
Bodyguard: Yes. Arafat, yes. For example, whenever an operation (i.e., terror attack) was carried out in Tel Aviv, Arafat would go out and say [he condemned it] - of course, after pressure. First and foremost [from Egyptian] President Mubarak. He would call brother Arafat and tell him: "Brother Arafat, go and condemn it, they'll screw you." [Arafat] would tell him: "But Mr. President, I have Martyrs - they [Israel] destroyed us, they massacred us." [Mubarak] would tell him: "Brother Arafat, go and condemn [it]. They'll screw you." Brother Arafat would go and condemn it in his special way: I am against killing civilians - and that wasn't true.
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