Arafat’s bodyguard confirms: Arafat lied when he condemned killing civilians
TV host: How can someone be a radio and TV engineer and agree to be the bodyguard of a public personality, even if it is Yasser Arafat?
Arafat's bodyguard Muhammad Dayeh: As far as I'm concerned, even if I was a doctor and he had asked me to work for him as a cook - I would have worked for Arafat. My father and mother taught me - I suckled love for Arafat from my mother's milk. We love Arafat passionately.
TV host: [Former Israeli PM Ariel] Sharon called Arafat a pathological liar, and many politicians who knew Arafat say he excelled at lying.
Bodyguard: [Our] religion permits lying in three cases: to settle between two people - religion allows you [to lie] in order to settle between two people.
TV host: For reconciliation.
Bodyguard: Someone whose wife isn't pretty, [can] say, 'You're the most beautiful woman in the world'; and the third [case] is in politics - you can lie.
TV host: Do you agree with this?
Bodyguard: Yes, yes.
TV host: He would lie in front of you.
Bodyguard: Yes. Arafat, yes. For example, whenever an operation (i.e., terror attack) was carried out in Tel Aviv, Arafat would go out and say [he condemned it] - of course, after pressure. First and foremost [from Egyptian] President Mubarak. He would call brother Arafat and tell him: "Brother Arafat, go and condemn it, they'll screw you." [Arafat] would tell him: "But Mr. President, I have Martyrs - they [Israel] destroyed us, they massacred us." [Mubarak] would tell him: "Brother Arafat, go and condemn [it]. They'll screw you." Brother Arafat would go and condemn it in his special way: I am against killing civilians - and that wasn't true.
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