Tag Archive for Yasser Arafat

Ruling: PA /PLO criminally responsible for 2nd Intifada deaths of Israelis

The Jerusalem District Court found the Palestinian Authority and the PLO equally liable for 17 deadly attacks against Israelis and Jews during the 2nd Intifada.
– Nitsana Darshan-Leitner, of Shurat Hadin who petitioned the case says she’s seeking over $250 million in damages from PA coffers on behalf of eight victims’ families.



The Palestinian Authority is liable for civil damages for a series of terror attacks carried out during the Second Intifada (2000-2005), the Jerusalem District Court ruled on Monday.

The unprecedented decision was obtained by Shurat Hadin on behalf of eight victims’ families. As the case moves forward to its next stage, the PA could be responsible for compensating the families with a maximum of 1B INS ($250M+) in damages. Continue Reading »

Shurat Hadin targets Arafat’s Jerusalem property to compensate terror victims

Shurat Hadin, Israel Law Center acquires lien on Yasser Arafat’s estate from Jerusalem District Court, as terror victims’ families are suing Mahmoud Abbas’ Palestinian Authority.

By Arutz Sheva Staff


The Jerusalem District Court has placed a temporary lien on a plot of land in Jerusalem owned by the late Yasser Arafat.

The court issued the order after a lawsuit was filed against the Palestinian Authority and Yasser Arafat’s estate.

The lawsuit was filed by Shurat Hadin – Israel Law Center on behalf of eight families of victims killed by Palestinian Arab terrorists.

Shurat Hadin is seeking damages from the Palestinian Authority and the Arafat estate for the deaths of the eight terror victims killed during Arafat’s tenure as PA chief. Continue Reading »

L’espresso publishes 19 volumes of Arafat’s secret journals

Italian magazine publishes PLO leader’s diaries, exposing the arch-terrorist’s methods of maintaining plausible deniability after carrying out global terror attacks, while demonstrating his satisfaction to his underlings after they were carried out.
– Arafat also chronicled his planned perjury at former Italian PM Berlusconi’s corruption trial, for a significant financial payoff.

By Binyamin Tobias and Daniel Bettini


Nineteen volumes of journals written by former Palestinian Authority leader Yasser Arafat over the course of nearly 20 years were divulged Sunday in the Italian L’espresso news magazine, shedding light on both the personality and life of the former Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) chief. Continue Reading »

PM Netanyahu thunderstruck to hear street named after Yasser Arafat


After learning that WAZE displayed a street named after the late PLO chief in the northern Arab town of Jatt, PM Netanyahu vowed to have the street renamed.

By Israel Hayom Staff


“I heard about the IDF veterans’ efforts to combat the decision to name a street in the Jatt local council after [former PLO leader] Yasser Arafat,” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu wrote on his Facebook page on Saturday. “I spoke to Interior Minister Aryeh Deri about it, and he told me that his ministry never approved such a move. No street in the State of Israel shall be named after Arafat — we will take action to have the sign removed. Continue Reading »

Palestinian Authority: Israel planning to assassinate Abbas


Palestinian Authority media reports that just as Israel assassinate Arafat, it is now plotting to eliminated his successor, Mahmoud Abbas.

By Hillel Fendel


Israeli is planning to “eliminate Abbas politically and physically” as it did to Yasser Arafat – according to the newest Palestinian Authority libel against Israel. So reports Palestinian Media Watch (PMW), which monitors anti-Israel incitement in PA media reports and official statements.

With the 12th anniversary of the death of arch-terrorists and ex-PA leader Yasser Arafat approaching, the PA has revived its old libel that Israel murdered Arafat, ignoring the fact that it has been disproven by several different medical teams. Continue Reading »

Hamas exposes ‘Arafat the coward’ for running away during 1968 battle with IDF


Despite Egypt’s al-Sisi’s talks to unify Palestinian factions, Hamas makes things difficult by exposing Fatah founder’s cowardly history of abandoning the fedayeen in a 1968 battle in Jordan with the IDF.

By Dalit Halevi


Senior Hamas politburo official Mahmoud al-Zahar reignited the war of words between his terrorist organization and Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas’s Fatah faction, which have long been bitter rivals.

Hamas and Fatah have remained violently divided despite the unity deal sealed by Abbas in April 2014 when he torpedoed the US-led peace talks.

In recent days – even as Egypt is leading talks in Cairo to try and unify the Palestinian factions – al-Zahar upped the ante on Hamas-Fatah tensions by slamming Fatah founder and arch-terrorist Yasser Arafat for being a “coward” and fleeing a battle with Israel, before later bragging about the battle. Continue Reading »

French court closes investigation into Arafat’s death




French investigating magistrates have decided to drop an inquiry into the death in France of former Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, whose widow alleged he was poisoned, the prosecutors office said on Wednesday.

A lawyer for his widow Suha Arafat, who has argued that his death in 2004 was a political assassination, told Reuters that they would challenge the decision in an appeals court.

Suha and Yasser Arafat.

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French inquiry commission requires Palestinians to not execute suspects in Arafat’s death

The case, being reviewed by French prosecutors who have 3 months to close the case or take it to court, require the Palestinian Authority to first assure no death penalty imposed on anyone, if found guilty of killing Arafat.



France has demanded that the Palestinian Authority promise that it wouldn’t impose the death penalty on anyone found guilty of killing former PLO leader Yasser Arafat, a senior Fatah official said on Wednesday.

Dead Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, before his demise

Tawfik Tirawi, member of the Fatah Central Committee and head of the Palestinian commission of inquiry into the death of Arafat, revealed that the French demand was relayed to the PA about three weeks ago. Continue Reading »

Abbas’ PA Arrests Gov’t Clerk for ‘Slandering’ Arafat on Facebook

Claim against Fatah arch-terrorist Yasser Arafat, as not have being a “martyr” on Facebook, sparks arrest after Birzeit University gives Hamas election win over Fatah.

By Tova Dvorin


The Palestinian Authority (PA) is cracking down on dissidents, Palestinian Media Watch reports Monday, after it arrested a man for “slandering” Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) leader and arch-terrorist Yasser Arafat as not being a “martyr.”

Yasser Arafat, not yet dead

“The [PA] General Intelligence Service arrested today [April 25, 2015] Khalil Ali Afaneh, a clerk at the Ministry of Religious Affairs in Abu Dis, after he attacked and slandered Yasser Arafat, the eternal Martyr leader and the symbol of the Palestinian people,” official WAFA news reported last week. Continue Reading »

Suha Arafat tells Italian Newspaper: Hamas guilty of genocide

Arafat’s widow charges Hamas with ‘genocide’ and says Palestinians best hope lies in peace-talks not armed struggle, in an interview marking the 10th anniversary of Yasser’s death.



The widow of deceased Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat denounced violence and accused Hamas of “genocide” in an interview on the 10th anniversary of his death.

Suha and Yasser Arafat

Suha and Yasser Arafat. – Photo: AP

In an interview with the Italian newspaper La Repubblica, Suha Arafat argued that the Palestinians’ best hope lies in negotiation rather than armed struggle. She said that the unequal strengths of the Israelis and Palestinians would lead to the Palestinians being crushed in an armed fight, while negotiations would expose Israel’s unwillingness to make peace.

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PA President: Arafat will be reinterred in Jerusalem – ‘capital of Palestine’

After Arafat’s memorial ceremony in Gaza was cancelled when bombs targeted Fatah leaders there, Mahmoud Abbas made the announcement at Arafat Museum commemoration in Ramallah.

By Ynet

President Mahmoud Abbas announced on Monday that the shrine of late president Yasser Arafat will be moved to Jerusalem “the capital of Palestine” at the earliest opportunity, the Ma’an News Agency reported.

Arafat’s mausoleum in his former government compound in the West Bank city of Ramallah – Screenshot/Fox News

The announcement was made by Abbas during the opening of the Arafat museum in Ramallah. Abbas said that Arafat deserves to “remain immortal in the hearts of our people.” Continue Reading »

Renowned European scientists debunk Palestinian myth Arafat was poisoned

A doctor treating the Palestinian leader said in the days before his death that Arafat had a blood disorder – though they ruled out leukemia. This was confirmed by French doctors.



At the end of January, there were media reports that Palestinian officials were very angry at US Secretary of State John Kerry for threatening PA President Mahmoud Abbas. Kerry had reportedly said that Abbas would meet the same fate as his predecessor, Yasser Arafat, if he were to turn down Washington’s proposals for a peace agreement with Israel.

Yasser Arafat

Yasser Arafat, not yet dead

Kerry’s remarks were no doubt a reference to the isolation of Yasser Arafat by the Bush administration after it became apparent that the PA president was behind the botched attempt to smuggle weapons from Iran to the Palestinian Authority in 2002. Continue Reading »

Fatah wants Kerry prosecuted at ICC for ‘threatening’ Palestinian President’s life

Palestinian media reports U.S. Sec. of State Kerry told President Abbas that he would meet the same fate as predecessor Yasser Arafat if he refuses to accept US peace proposals.



US Secretary of State John Kerry recently threatened Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas that he would meet the same fate as his predecessor, Yasser Arafat, if he turned down Washington’s proposals for peace with Israel, a Palestinian source was quoted Sunday as saying.

John Kerry and Mahmoud Abbas. - Photo: Reuters

John Kerry and Mahmoud Abbas. – Photo: Reuters

Jamal Muhaissen, a senior Fatah official in the West Bank, said that if the report about Kerry’s threat to Abbas is true, “this shows that Israel assassinated Yasser Arafat after receiving a green light from the US Administration.” Continue Reading »

As Peace-Talks Are Ongoing, PA Children’s TV Pushes Hating Jews for Poisoning Arafat

November TV broadcasts timed for Arafat’s death anniversary shows kids blaming Jews for murdering Arafat, expressing their hatred for Israel.

By Ari Yashar


Official Palestinian Authority (PA) TV recently broadcast interviews of children repeating the libel that Jews “poisoned” former PA Chairman Yasser Arafat, as part of a children’s program called The Best Home.

PA kids hate Jews for 'poisoning' Arafat Screenshot

PA kids hate Jews for ‘poisoning’ Arafat – Photo: PMW Screenshot

Despite the conclusions of a Russian team of forensics experts determining that Arafat died of natural causes, echoing similar French findings in refuting the PA libel against Israel, the PA pledged last Thursday it would continue investigating Arafat’s death. Continue Reading »

Russian Experts Confirm French Conclusions: Arafat Died of Natural Causes

Russian scientists have reached the same decision as the French team, in refuting claims the former Arab leader was poisoned.

By Ari Soffer


A team of Russian forensic experts have said that former Palestinian Authority (PA) leader Yasser Arafat died of “natural causes”, and ruled out radiation poisoning as a cause of death, according to Lebanon’s Daily Star.

Yasser Arafat

Yasser Arafat, not yet dead

“We have completed all the studies. The person died a natural death and not from radiation,” announced the head of Russia’s Federal Medical-Biological Agency (FMBA) Vladimir Uiba, according to Russia state media.

The announcement echoes previous findings by a group of French experts, who also ruled out foul play as contributing towards Arafat’s death. Continue Reading »