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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
Abbas recommended to Arafat to stop PA terror campaign (Second Intifada) because “we wouldn’t achieve anything, and it was a disaster”
Official PA TV program The Philosophy of Patience, on PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas’ recollections from the PA terror campaign (the second Intifada, 2000-2005), aired March 23, 2018, rebroadcast April 2, 2018 PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas: “After the second Intifada broke out due to Sharon’s visit, I was...”
Apr 2, 2018
Fatah official: Abbas, like Arafat, used to support “armed struggle,” but now supports “popular resistance… [but] we have not given up the option of the rifle… the means need to serve the political goal”
Official PA TV host: “I’m returning with you, [Fatah Movement Spokesman] Dr. Osama Al-Qawasmi, to the history of Yasser Arafat.... At the time of the self-sacrificing operations and armed struggle, Yasser Arafat and the Fatah Movement were at the head of the self-sacrificing operations that dealt...”
Nov 10, 2017
Fatah TV broadcasts terror song 72 times in one month: “No force in the world can remove the weapon from my hand”
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..."
Nov 30, 2016
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
Tulkarem governor honors Palestinian arch-terrorists at Fatah event celebrating Arafat
Headline: “Crowds in Tulkarem mark the 11th anniversary of Arafat’s death as a Martyr” “Crowds in Tulkarem marked the 11th anniversary of the death as a Martyr of the founding leader Yasser Arafat, in a rally organized by the Tulkarem branch of the Fatah movement at the Palestine Technical...”
Nov 12, 2015
PA daily praises Arafat’s talent at manipulating and utilizing the media in Palestinian favor, presented suicide bombings as “liberation”
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...”
Nov 11, 2015
PA TV broadcast from cemetery includes poster with map erasing Israel and poster commemorating terrorist Dalal Mughrabi
Official PA TV program One Day We will Return from the Al-Badawi Refugee camp in Lebanon First image shows a map of Israel in a cemetery with pictures of “the Martyrs” (Shahids) of Fatah, among them terrorists Abu Jihad and Abu Iyad. Second image shows a cemetery with pictures of Yasser Arafat and...
Jul 12, 2015
PA official: Arafat provided medical insurance for Fatah fighters
Official Palestinian TV program A Nation is Built. Haidar Ibrahim, past Deputy Minister of Minstry of Labor: “First of all, we want medical insurance [for workers]. There are workers who can’t pay for a loaf of bread. It’s already been a year or two [that the insurance has been halted]. President...”
Jun 1, 2015
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
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
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
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 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 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