PLO in Syria commemorates Arafat, US supports “Zionist entity”
“The PLO factions in Syria yesterday [Nov. 9, 2019] commemorated the 15th anniversary of the death as a Martyr of [former PLO Chairman and PA President] leader Yasser Arafat…
Present at the rally was Fatah Movement Central Committee member and Commissioner of Fatah Branches Abroad Samir Al-Rifai…
Samir Al-Rifai said during a speech he gave on behalf of Fatah… that the US is still supporting the Zionist entity’s crimes, and is attempting to implement deals that [PA President] Mahmoud Abbas is standing against like a fortified wall.
Al-Rifai emphasized that Syria was under international attack because of its positions regarding the Palestinian cause (sic., international action was taken against Syrian President Bashar Assad’s regime due to its chemical attacks on civilians and other crimes).”
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.
Western strikes on Syrian chemical weapons - The US, the UK, and France launched missile strikes on three chemical weapons facilities in Syria on April 14, 2018, in response to Syrian President Bashar Assad's chemical attacks on civilians in Douma on April 7, 2018. Russia, a key backer of Assad's regime, condemned the Western strikes. The US warned that it is ready to strike again if Assad continues to use chemical weapons.