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Fatah calls Saddam Hussein a “Martyr”

Video and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

Posted text: “Martyr, leader, and founder [PLO Chairman and PA President] Yasser Arafat, accompanied by current Palestinian [PA] President Mahmoud Abbas, visits Iraq – and the one who received them at the time was then Iraqi Vice President Martyr Saddam Hussein

Baghdad, 1973”

The video shows former PLO and PA Chairman Yasser Arafat visiting former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein in 1973 accompanied by PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas.

Yasser Arafat – Founder of Fatah and former chairman of the PLO and 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.

Saddam Hussein - former President of Iraq, who was convicted by an Iraqi court and executed in 2006 for ordering the Dujail massacre in Iraq in which 148 people were murdered. In order to expedite his execution, it was decided not to prosecute him for other crimes he committed.