Girl’s poem repeats libel Israel murdered Arafat: “The treacherous occupier killed you [Arafat]… They poisoned you”
Official PA TV program The Best Home, with PA Minister of Education and Fatah Central Committee Deputy Secretary Sabri Saidam as guest on the show
Palestinian girl: “On the occasion of Arafat's death, I wrote a poem and I would like to read it:
Where are you, Arafat?
The treacherous occupier killed you
In order to destroy and take over this land
They poisoned you and thought they had killed you
They did not know that all [our] people love you and follow your path
So that we will liberate Palestine
We will always stand firm until all of Palestine is liberated
Millions of Martyrs are marching towards Jerusalem”
PA TV host: “Bravo!”
When Yasser Arafat died in November 2004, the PA spread the libel that Israel poisoned and murdered him. The circumstances surrounding Arafat’s death remain unclear but medical investigations have disproven the claims that he was poisoned. Despite results denying any poisoning, the PA continues to blame Israel for Arafat’s death without any proof or backing for this claim.
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