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Official PA daily: Israel's leadership poisoned Yasser Arafat
By Muwaffaq Matar, regular columnist for the official PA daily "This action (i.e., the kidnapping) is - if not a deliberate act on the part of Israel meant to achieve the goal described above (i.e., to weaken the PA) - a free gift to Israel from some group or regional power that shares a common..."
Jun 18, 2014
Official PA daily: Israel poisoned Arafat
Op-ed by Yahya Rabah – a columnist for the official PA daily. “The eternal leader Yasser Arafat… was poisoned to death by the Israelis, after a siege on the Muqata’a (the [PA’s] Presidential Headquarters) [parentheses in source] that lasted three years.”
Feb 10, 2014
Official PA daily: "Israel made dozens of secret and overt attempts to assassinate him [Arafat]... culminating in his siege and poisoning"
Op-ed by Yahya Yakhlif, head of the directorial council and editor in chief of the official PA daily “And as I said [before], Yasser Arafat had been a target throughout the entire [period] he led the revolution and the PLO, and Israel made dozens of secret and overt attempts to assassinate him,...”
Jan 22, 2014
PLO official: Israel murdered Arafat and now threatens Abbas
“At the end of its evening session in Kuwait yesterday [Jan. 19, 2014], the United Arab Parliament called on the Arab countries to fulfill their financial commitments to support the Palestinian budget… In a speech to the Parliament, [former] Chairman of the Palestinian National Council (i.e., the...”
Jan 20, 2014
Official PA daily: Israel and the US conspired to get rid of Arafat, now they target Abbas
Op-ed by Adel Abd Al-Rahman, regular columnist for Al-Hayat Al-Jadida “The crazy battle against President Mahmoud Abbas is nothing new, but operates according to a systematic plan targeting all leaders who believe in peace. This is because Israel is not interested in the existence of...”
Jan 18, 2014
PA officials accuse PM Sharon of murdering Arafat and other Palestinian leaders
"The Palestinians hastened to welcome the news of Sharon's death. Deputy-Secretary of the Fatah Central Committee Jibril Rajoub told [news] agency [Agence] France-Presse: 'Sharon committed crimes against the Palestinian people and he is a murderer and responsible for the murder of deceased leader..."
Jan 12, 2014
PA kids: The Jews killed Arafat
PA TV host: "I want to tell you, my children friends, that Yasser Arafat was a close friend of all children..." Girl 1: "He was our former President. He was under siege in Ramallah, and when he was under siege we were very upset. The Jews poisoned him and I hate them very much. Allah will repay..."
Nov 16, 2013
Israeli PM Sharon “and his gang” murdered Arafat
PA TV did a live broadcast from a conference on national identity, in memory of Yasser Arafat. Deputy-Secretary of the Fatah Central Committee Jibril Rajoub: “Certainly, there is someone who transferred this poisonous material [to Arafat], but the [person who is] responsible, and who we’ll be going...”
Nov 11, 2013
PA TV broadcasts boy's anti-Israel hate speech: “We love Arafat... Israel poisoned him”
PA TV News broadcast a report about a photo exhibit of Arafat in Jerusalem marking the anniversary of Arafat’s death. A boy at the exhibit: “We love Arafat very much. He is precious to us. He died of poisoning. Israel poisoned him because of his cause - he is Palestinian. They are occupiers. They...”
Nov 11, 2013
Senior PA official: US okayed Israel's killing of Arafat
Deputy-Secretary of the Fatah Central Committee, Jibril Rajoub: "It's obvious that Israel wasn't alone [in killing Arafat]; the US was there. That fool known as [George] Bush took away Yasser Arafat's protection and gave [Israeli PM] Sharon the green light to liquidate Yasser Arafat."
Nov 10, 2013
PA Minister of Religious Affairs: Arafat was poisoned by Jews, like Islam's Prophet Muhammad
PA Minister of Religious Affairs Mahmoud Al-Habbash: “Yasser Arafat died a Martyr – we don’t have the slightest doubt that they (i.e., the Jews/Israelis) killed him. One way or another, they killed him. Even Allah’s Messenger [Muhammad] - they (i.e., the Jews) killed him with poison. When he was...”
Nov 8, 2013
PA daily: Investigations reveal Arafat was poisoned and France covered it up
Headline: “Citing a French newspaper –Lebanese [newspaper] Al-Diyar: ‘Arafat was murdered by a chemical substance sprayed on his pillow’” “The Lebanese Al-Diyar newspaper stated that the investigations in France [regarding Arafat’s death], as reported by a French newspaper, found that he was...”
Jun 9, 2013
PLO senior official: Israel wants to “get rid” of Abbas, just as they did Arafat
Headline: “Erekat: ‘Lieberman calls to get rid of President Mahmoud Abbas and we have written proof of this’” “Member of PLO Executive Committee, Saeb Erekat said: ‘Israel intends to get rid of President Mahmoud Abbas, as was the case with President Martyr (Shahid) Yasser Arafat, for sticking to...”
Jun 3, 2013
Columnist in official PA daily: Israel poisoned Arafat
From an article by regular columnist Adel Abd Al-Rahman: “The difficulty that emerges from the [common] policy of the various Israeli political forces, especially the right-wing forces, shows that the country of ethnic cleansing is descending towards fascism and towards triggering war in the...”
Jan 20, 2013
PA official Nabil Shaath: Arafat “died of poisoning, and I have no doubt about this”
Part of the fourth episode of the 2011 Palestinian-produced documentary “Arafat” was broadcast on PA TV again in January 2013 as an introduction to a PA ceremony. Narrator: “Wondering about the nature of Arafat’s disease continued. Did he really fall ill, or had Israel managed to poison him?” Nabil...
Jan 3, 2013
Kids hate speech rebroadcast on PA TV: "The Jews" killed Arafat
Ceremony host: "Blessings to Yasser Arafat, and here are messages from the children of Palestine." Boy: "I was very, very sad when Arafat died as a Shahid (Martyr), because he was a good man and he was a fighter. He did things through struggle, he participated in the struggle and did not make peace..."
Nov 11, 2012
PA official: Israel murdered Arafat
Headline: "Emphasized that occupation activities enforce apartheid facts on the ground – Erekat accuses Israel of incitement to kill the President [Abbas]" "Erekat ( PA chief negotiator) described [Israeli Foreign Minister, Avigdor] Liberman's statements as 'impudent', and said that their aim was..."
Aug 25, 2012
PA daily: Israel and the US partnered together to assassinate Arafat
Adel Abd Al-Rahman, columnist for official PA daily: “It is certain that the Palestinian leadership… and all sectors of the nation will support exposing the truth about the criminal assassination of the leader and symbol, Arafat, that was perpetrated by the Israeli apartheid state and its...”
Jul 5, 2012
PLO Ambassador to India writes that Israel undoubtedly assassinated Arafat
Op-ed by PLO Ambassador to India and regular columnist for official PA daily Adli Sadeq: “No one doubted that the national leader, Martyr (Shahid) Yasser Arafat, died of poisoning. There are dozens of indications – revealed by statements, contacts, and [published] positions – that at an early stage...”
Jul 5, 2012
PA daily columnist: Israel poisoned Arafat
Op-ed by Wael Barghouti: “Concerning the Martyr (Shahid) death of Yasser Arafat, it is important to discover the substance that they used to poison him, but even more important to discover who brought the substance into the [Ramallah] headquarters and put it in the leader’s personal belongings –...”
Jul 5, 2012
PA daily columnist promotes Arafat libel: Former Israeli PM Sharon killed Arafat
Columnist for official PA daily Adel Abd Al-Rahman: "There must be an acknowledgement, in a responsible manner – and the Palestinian leadership should be the first to admit – that the Oslo Accords, despite positive sparks here and there, were not accords that reflect the Palestinian aspiration…..."
Jun 5, 2012
Fatah spokesman promotes libel that Israel assassinated Arafat
During Hamas leader Haniyeh's visit to Iran, Iran’s Supreme Leader Khamenei insulted Arafat for reasons related to the Oslo Accords. Haniyeh did not respond to this insult. "In a press release published yesterday, Fatah spokesman Ahmed Asaf denounced … the 'lies uttered by the Iranian [Ayatollah]..."
Feb 13, 2012