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Palestinian journalist quotes Arafat about Oslo Accords: “I promise you that you will see the Jews fleeing from Palestine like mice fleeing from a sinking ship,” accuses Israel of poisoning Arafat
Article by Abd Al-Bari Atwan, Palestinian journalist and editor of the online newspaper Rai Al-Yawm: “I remember that he [former PLO and PA President Yasser Arafat] took me aside when we left his office in the Jugurtha neighborhood of Tunis – on the pretext of going out for a walk and in order to...”
Sep 13, 2018
Fatah official implies Arafat returned to Israel for Oslo Accords in order to fight against Israel
“[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...”
Jan 26, 2016
Arafat’s bodyguard confirms: Arafat lied when he condemned killing civilians
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...
Apr 1, 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
Arafat planned that Oslo Accords would chase away Israelis
"Al-Quds Al-Arabi" Editor-in-Chief, Abd al-Bari 'Atwan: "After the Oslo Accords were signed, I went to Tunisia to visit him [Arafat] in July. I told him: 'We disagree. I don't support this agreement. It will harm us.' [Arafat] told me: 'By Allah, I will drive them crazy. I will make these [Oslo]..."
Feb 16, 2006
Arafat in 1994: Oslo Accords will eventually cause Jews to flee Palestine "by the thousands"
Headline: “These are my personal impressions of Yasser Arafat: The story of the meeting that lasted a few minutes with the prince of Quwait after the invasion – the oath of Hafez Al-Assad – and the true opinion of Arab leaders” “I admit that I was very close to the Palestinian president, Yasser...”
Nov 19, 2004
PA Minister: Goal of Oslo to destroy Israel
PA Minister of Supplies, Abd El Aziz Shahian: “The Palestinian people accepted the Oslo agreements to gain a foothold and not as a permanent settlement, since war and struggle on the land is more efficient than a struggle from a distant land... The Palestinian people will continue the revolution...”
May 30, 2000
PLO did not remove denial of Israel from charter
Historic vote of Palestinian National Council meant to fulfill PLO obligation under Oslo Accords to amend articles in PLO Charter calling for Israel's destruction Before vote: Salim Za'noun, Chairman of meeting: "[Goal of vote is] an extension of 6 months… and then the Central Committee will..."
Apr 24, 1996
PLO did not amend PLO Charter which calls for Israel's destruction, as agreed to in the Oslo Accords
Historic vote of Palestinian National Council meant to fulfill PLO obligation under Oslo Accords to amend articles in PLO Charter calling for Israel's destruction: Before vote: Salim Za'noun, Chairman of meeting: "[Goal of vote is] an extension of 6 months… and then the Central Committee will..."
Apr 24, 1996
Arafat compares Oslo Accords to Muhammad's temporary agreement
Arafat: "When the Prophet made the peace of Hudaybiyyah, [Muhammad's followers] Omar Ibn al Khattab and Ali Ibn Abi Talib said: "How can we accept an agreement like that?" "How can we accept such humiliation of our religion, Oh, Messenger of Allah?" And when we signed the agreement in Oslo if..."
Apr 16, 1995
Arafat compares Oslo Accords to Muhammad's Hudaybiyyah peace treaty, which led to defeat of the peace partners
Speech by Yasser Arafat, Johannesburg: "This agreement, I am not considering it more than the agreement which had been signed between our Prophet Muhammad and Quraish, and you remember the Caliph Omar had refused this agreement and considered it "Sulha Dania" [a despicable truce]. But Muhammad had..."
May 10, 1994