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Arafat initiated the PA practice of paying salaries to imprisoned Palestinian terrorists
Official PA TV News report on the weekly demonstration near the central headquarters of the Red Crescent in Gaza, at which families of the prisoners honored Yasser Arafat on the anniversary of his death. Muwaffaq Hamid of the Commission of Prisoners and Released Prisoners' Affairs: “These...”
Nov 10, 2014
PA daily: Abbas' speech constituted "clear and visible support for resistance, and as a call for rage against the occupation"
Headline: “Two decisive backings of the president: Support for resistance and the declaration of victory” “President Mahmoud Abbas has turned to our people a number of times since the beginning of the [Israeli] aggression against the Gaza Strip. Each time he added something new to the chain of...”
Aug 28, 2014
Abbas promotes violence quoting Quran: "Permission [to fight] has been given to those who are being fought"
Abbas' quoting the Quran at the end of this speech - “Permission [to fight] has been given to those who are being fought, because they were wronged. And indeed, Allah is competent to give them victory” - was interpreted by his constituents as a sign to take to the streets. This speech sparked...
Jul 22, 2014
PA official: Abbas has increased budget for prisoners fivefold
“[PA] Deputy Minister of Prisoners’ Affairs Ziyad Abu Ein said that the Ministry exists and will not be closed.’ He went on and said: ‘I am surprised by and condemn all the noise [being made] around the Ministry of Prisoners’ [Affairs], especially since it has not been closed, but [rather], there...”
Jun 2, 2014
Fatah Facebook video: The "triumphant brigades" carried out the second Intifada under Arafat's leadership
An Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades movie named "The Revolutionists of the Land" Narrator: “The heroes Yasser Arafat, Abu Jihad, Abu Iyad, Abu Yusuf Al-Najjar, Kamal Nasser, Kamal Adwan, Abu Sabri, Abu Al-Hol, Abu Ali Shahin and others maintained the campaign against the Zionist enemy everywhere: the...”
May 14, 2014
Official PA daily: Arafat employed 'revolving door' policy of releasing terrorists soon after their arrest
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,...
Jan 18, 2014
Fatah official claims active PA involvement in second Intifada
Interview with Fatah Central Committee Member Azzam Al-Ahmad on Jordan TV’s Third Opinion program. Al-Ahmad: “Armed operations serve the negotiations. All freedom movements end up sitting at the negotiating table.” Host: “In other words, you – the Palestinian Authority – don’t oppose armed...”
Dec 27, 2013
PA security forces participated in the Intifada
Hafez Al-Barghouti, former Editor-in Chief of the official PA daily: "It is likely that the wave of criticism being leveled by certain parties against the [PA] security forces is not the ideal way to resist the occupation, since most people active in the resistance came out of those forces,..."
Jan 16, 2013
PA official Nabil Shaath: Arafat knew that a second Intifada would put pressure on Israel
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. The film states that at Camp David, Arafat was subjected to fourteen days of heavy American-Israeli pressure to abandon Palestinian...
Jan 3, 2013
PA leader Shaath: The PA terror campaign ("second intifada") was planned by Arafat to put pressure on Israel
Narrator: "The Camp David Summit [in 2000] failed, and [US President Bill] Clinton held Arafat responsible for the failure. This was a prelude to very grave events: Ariel Sharon invaded the Noble Sanctuary of Jerusalem (i.e., the Temple Mount), and the Second Intifada, known as the Al-Aqsa..."
Nov 13, 2011
Arafat's wife: Arafat planned Intifada after Oslo Accords and Camp David failure
Suha Arafat: “On the personal level, I miss him very, very much. [Our daughter] Zahwa also misses him, you can't imagine. She didn't know him. She knows that Arafat sent us away before the [Israeli] invasion of Ramallah. He said: “You have to leave Palestine, because I want to carry out an...”
Nov 12, 2011
Former head of Arafat’s office: Fatah slogan was and still is "All rifles towards the enemy"
PA TV program Topic of the Day. Topic: the anniversary of Arafat's death. Guests: Former assistant for security matters to the Supreme Commander (Arafat), Ismail Jabr [currently advisor to Abbas on district affairs] and former head of Arafat's office, Sami Musallam. PA TV host [addressing Jabr]:...
Nov 12, 2011
PA daily: Arafat developed the strategy of kidnapping Israel soldiers, civilians, and settlers
Headline: "Factions and prominent social figures call to maintain the principles and the rights for which Yasser Arafat fought and died as a Shahid (Martyr)" "In the same regard, [released prisoner and expert on prisoners' affairs, Abd Al-Nasser] Farawneh stated that the Martyr Arafat believed in..."
Nov 12, 2011
Fatah official: Arafat taught Palestinians to wage “armed struggle” for Jerusalem
"Abbas Zaki, member of the Fatah Central Committee, recalls the Shahid (Martyr) Yasser Arafat on the anniversary of his death, as he was during the years of the siege. He says, 'Yasser Arafat had the idea that 'the shortest route to Jerusalem is the armed struggle'… Along with other slogans, such..."
Nov 11, 2011
Arafat: “We believe in only one means, and that is armed resistance”
A film about Arafat's life includes a clip showing Arafat talking about armed struggle. He is shown holding a weapon and says: "We believe in only one means, and that is armed resistance, in which we have complete faith, to liberate our country."
Nov 11, 2011
PA official Nabil Shaath: The Palestinian leadership initiated the armed struggle, PA is determined to apply for statehood, despite "international threats"
Headline: “In spite of international threats and pressure that the PA is contending with – Shaath declares that the leadership is determined to apply to the UN, and the price will not be taken into account” “In spite of international threats and pressure on the PA to dissuade it from applying to...”
Nov 8, 2011
Armed struggle is "impossible under current conditions," but "moment of resistance" will arrive
“On the Palestinian level, no one disagrees that the armed struggle is difficult, or impossible, under the current conditions. Our obligation right now is to prevent the violation of our commitment to a work plan which will maintain public order, protect society from disruptions, and allow the...”
May 11, 2011
Official PA daily: During the Intifada the PA permitted use of weapons
Official PA daily columnist, Adli Sadeq: "When the results [of the Al-Aqsa Intifada] forced us to return to the option of politics and national resolve upon the land, unity was withheld from us with various excuses, and we found ourselves divided, with one of the strategic aims of the occupiers..."
Apr 10, 2011
Abbas opposes violence as Palestinians lack capabilities, but supports war if Arabs join
"[Abbas] emphasized that he supports the options that the Arabs will choose, and added: ‘I have said more than once that if the Arabs want war – we are with them. I cannot fight alone. We tried military action during the Second Intifada and during the attack on Gaza at the end of 2008 and the..."
Jan 24, 2011
PA daily: Arafat started the Intifada
Op-ed by member of Fatah Revolutionary Council and regular columnist for official PA daily Bakr Abu-Bakr: “He [Arafat] refused to give in, just as he rejected the billions that [US President Bill] Clinton promised him. Arafat came back and ignited the Al-Aqsa Intifada (the PA terror campaign,...”
Nov 11, 2010
Senior Fatah leader: Marwan Barghouti is "the example and symbol of this [the second] Intifada," which Arafat and Fatah started
Interview with Muhammad Dahlan, member of the Fatah Central Committee: PA TV host: “Yesterday or the day before, Mahmoud Al-Zahar, the Hamas leader, said that they [Hamas] used to carry out operations (i.e., terror attacks) at the request of the late President, Yasser Arafat. In other words, there...”
Sep 28, 2010
Abbas: "If the Arabs would want to fight, we’d be the first to fight"
“We tried the Intifada (PA terror campaign, 2000-2005) in 2000, and it destroyed everything that we had built. If the Arabs would want to fight, we’d be the first to fight. I told them at the [Arab] Summit in Sirt [Libya]: ‘If you want war, take the lead.’ It’s not possible for us [Palestinians] to...”
Sep 6, 2010
Fatah MP: Terror to be used "in the proper place and at the proper time," Arafat deceived the world when condemning terror
Muhammad Dahlan, senior Fatah MP: "Regarding negotiations with Israel, we have set a logical time limit of two years, in my opinion. The political plan guarantees the continuation of our national struggle in all its forms, in a way that will fulfill our national aspirations within this period of..."
Jul 22, 2009
PA boasts of security forces terror attacks
Ashraf Al-Ajramai, former PA Minister of Prisoners: "Without a doubt, the master of [armed] resistance is the Shahid (Martyr) Yasser Arafat. Even this Intifada (i.e., PA terror campaign, 2000-2005), whose flag Hamas has tried to wave unjustly, forcibly, falsely and fraudulently- that [Intifada]..."
Jun 29, 2009
Arafat both financed and condemned suicide terror
Sultan Abu Al-Einein, Fatah Secretary General in Lebanon: "Yasser Arafat used to condemn Martyrdom [suicide] operations. He used to condemn these operations in very severe terms, but at the same time, it is clearly determined that the Martyr Yasser Arafat financed these military operations."
Apr 6, 2009