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 »
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 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 »
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 »
A lawyer for Suha Arafat, who has argued that his death in 2004 was from polonium poisoning, Twitted that Suha plans to challenge the 3 judges’ decision in an appeals court.
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.
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.
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.”
Palestinians remember late president Yasser Arafat on the 10 year anniversary of his death. Continue Reading »
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.
By YOCHANAN VISSER
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, 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 »
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, 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 »
Swiss forensic experts said last month that Arafat body samples consistent with polonium poisoning.
Russians forensic experts last month said no polonium residue could be found. Israel nuclear expert concurred.
French forensic tests have concluded that former Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat did not die of poisoning, as had been suggested by an earlier report, a source who saw the conclusions of the report said on Tuesday.
Palestinian boy touching a mural of Yasser Arafat in Gaza City, November 2009.- Photo: AP
“The results of the analyses allow us to conclude that the death was not the result of poisoning,” the source told Reuters, quoting from conclusions of a report by French forensic experts handed over to Arafat’s widow Suha. Continue Reading »