Yasser Arafat was “the first one who entered Palestine with his weapon, in spite of everyone” boasts Fatah
Image and text posted on the Facebook page of the Fatah Commission of Information and Culture
The image shows former PLO and PA Chairman Yasser Arafat stepping off a plane in military uniform while armed with a handgun in a belt holster.
Posted text: “The first one who entered Palestine with his weapon, in spite of everyone”
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.