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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
Dahlan: PA security forces aided Hamas during Intifada
Contrary to the popular idea that the Palestinian Authority is pursuing a peace process with Israel and is opposed to the terrorism advocated openly by Hamas, Muhammad Dahlan, a senior PA (Fatah) official, here states openly that PA security forces hid and protected Hamas military leaders and...
Jun 16, 2007
PA Minister: Oslo gave Palestinians the tools to wage the "great Intifada"
Ziyad Abu Ein, PA Deputy Minister of Prisoners' Affairs: "The Oslo Accords are not the dream of the Palestinian people. However, there would never have been resistance in Palestine without Oslo. Oslo is the effective and potent greenhouse whish embraced the Palestinian resistance. Without Oslo,..."
Jul 4, 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
Abbas admits sending terrorists to kill Israelis
PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas: "I demand [the release of] prisoners because they are human beings, who did what we, we, ordered them to do. We - the [Palestinian] Authority. They should not be punished while we sit at one table negotiating. This is war. One (i.e., Israel) ordered a soldier to kill, and..."
Feb 14, 2005
Fatah Revolutionary Council member: The rifle seeds and diplomacy reaps
Diab Al-Louh, member of the Fatah Revolutionary Council: “We have learned in the struggle that there is a stage of planting and cultivation. The struggle of the rifle seeds, and the diplomatic struggle reaps. We, the Palestinians, have planted in the many years of our struggle, our Shahids...”
Dec 5, 2004
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, days before the Intifada: It will be easy to get Palestinians to wage battle for Al-Aqsa
Israeli Parliament Member Ariel Sharon’s visit to the Temple Mount in September 2000 was used by the PA to spark the five-year terror campaign (the “Intifada”) that left thousands dead. According to Mamdouh Nawfal, Arafat’s advisor for internal affairs and member of the Palestinian Supreme National...
Sep 30, 2001
40.8% of Palestinians believe local media played an active role escalating the Intifada
“A public opinion poll conducted by the Palestinian Center for Public Opinion, supervised by the Center’s head Dr. Nabil Kukali, shows that 40.8% of Palestinians are of the opinion that the media played an active role in escalating the Intifada (i.e., PA terror campaign 2000-2005) to a great...”
Sep 24, 2001
PA Minister: Arafat instructed the PA to prepare the Intifada
“Imad Faluji, PA Minister of Communications stressed that the PA began the preparations and to get ready for the outbreak of the current Intifada since the return from the negotiations at Camp David at the request of President Yasser Arafat, who expected it [to be] the stage complementing the...”
Dec 6, 2000
Arafat planned Intifada terror for 3 months
Imad Faluji, PA Minister of Communications: "Whoever thinks that the Intifada started because of the hated Sharon's visit to Al-Aqsa Mosque is mistaken. That was only the straw breaking the Palestinian people's patience. This Intifada was already planned since [Arafat] the President returned from..."
Dec 5, 2000
PA TV calls for violence following Sharon's visit to Temple Mount
PA TV shows footage of Sharon visiting the Temple Mount. This is followed by footage of men flooding the Al-Aqsa Plaza and footage of Israeli soldiers at the Al-Aqsa Plaza. While this footage is shown, the following script is narrated: "Brother! The oppressors [Israelis] have gone too far..."
Oct 3, 2000
PA called for people to protect Al-Aqsa during Sharon visit and warned it would not prevent violence
“The occupied city of Jerusalem is in a state of agitation following an announcement about an aggressive tour of the Noble Jerusalem Sanctuary by Israeli General, leader of the Likud [party] Ariel Sharon. A number of senior officials, institutions, [political] forces and residents called [for...”
Sep 28, 2000