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Pictures of Trump and Netanyahu with red crosses on their faces at event honoring Arafat at Nablus branch of Al-Quds Open University

Official PA TV program
Reporters in the Field

Official PA TV reporter: “The activities to mark the 14th anniversary of the death as a Martyr (Shahid) of founding commander Yasser Arafat (i.e., founder of the PLO and Fatah terror organizations in the 1960s, and former chairman of the PA) and the 30th anniversary of the [Palestinian] declaration of independence continue. Here, at the Nablus branch of Al-Quds Open University, the student union council and the [Fatah] Shabiba Student Movement are holding an exhibit of photographs that presents the commander’s life.”

Visual: In the screenshot showing the exhibit, pictures of US President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu are seen on the floor with a red “X” over each one.

Yasser Arafat – Founder of the PLO and Fatah, former chairman of the PA. During the 1960s, 70s and 80s Arafat was behind numerous terror attacks against Israelis. Although he received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1994 together with then Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and then Israeli Minister of Foreign Affairs Shimon Peres “for their efforts to create peace in the Middle East" after signing the Oslo Accords peace agreement, Arafat launched a 5-year terror campaign - the second Intifada (2000-2005) – in which more than 1,000 Israelis were murdered. Arafat died of an illness in 2004.

Palestinian declaration of independence - On Nov. 15, 1988, before the Palestine National Council (PNC), the Palestinian parliament in exile in Algeria, Chairman of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) Yasser Arafat declared the establishment of an independent Palestinian state with Jerusalem as its capital. Although the borders were not specified in the declaration, it recognized the UN partition plan of 1947, which called for the creation of a Jewish state and an Arab state in the former British Mandate for Palestine.