Arafat’s advisor accused the US of extortion
Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida - Feb. 5, 2004

 
     “The security advisor of President Yasser Arafat, Jibril Rajoub… blamed Washington for extortion in the affair of the killing of the three Americans in Gaza last October…
[He said that] Count Bernadotte was murdered in 1948 and to this day his murderers were not arrested and not brought to trial. Many Americans were murdered in Iraq and Afghanistan, without locating the murderers. Israel attacked an American ship in 1967 and those responsible were not brought to trial. Why do the Americans insist on extorting us?”