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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
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
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
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
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 “exploited Sharon’s visit to Temple Mount” to start Second Intifada
From a book by Mamdouh Nawfal, Arafat advisor on Internal Affairs, member of Palestinian Supreme National Security Council: “As to the second Intifada, one could say with complete objectivity that Arafat exploited Sharon’s visit to the Temple Mount, and the people’s hatred of the occupation, to...”
Nov 12, 2005
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
Arafat: Palestinians are in eternal Ribat - religious war
"I say to the Palestinians [what Muhammad said]: 'A group [of people] from amongst my nation will adhere to their religion and defeat their enemies. Their enemies won't harm them. Allah will help them.' The Prophet was asked: 'Where are they? Who are they?' He answered: 'They are in Jerusalem and..."
Nov 25, 2003
Arafat encourages children to seek death as Martyrs
Faris Ouda: 14-year-old Shahid (Martyr) "Faris Ouda left home with a slingshot, having made a wreath with his picture, and writing: 'The Brave Shahid Faris Ouda.'" He said to his mother, "Don't worry, mother, Shahada (Martyrdom) is sweet.'" [Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Nov. 30, 2000; Feb. 3, 2001] Arafat:...
Aug 4, 2003
PA leader: Arafat responsible for Intifada terror
Deputy Director of the PA's Political and National Education Authority, Mazen Izz A-Din: "The Al-Aqsa Intifada (i.e., PA terror campaign, 2000-2005) - if we want to be truthful and open, history will reveal one day - that it (the Intifada) and all its directives belong to the President and Supreme..."
May 28, 2002
Arafat: Dead children are the greatest message to the world
Interviewer: "Mr. President, what message would you like to send to the Palestinian people, in general, and in particular to the Palestinian children?" Arafat: "This child, who is grasping the stone, facing the tank – is it not the greatest message to the world when that hero becomes a Shahid? We..."
Jan 15, 2002