Skip to comments.What is the background of Yasser Arafat and the PLO?
Posted on 11/11/2004 9:37:20 AM PST by Oldeconomybuyer
On October 10, 1959, a group of about 20 Palestinians met in Kuwait and secretly formed Fatah. Fatah (or al-Fatah) is an acronym standing for Harakat Al-Tahrir Al-Watani Al-Filastinithe Movement for the National Liberation of Palestine. Yasser Arafat, who had been working as a construction engineer in Kuwait, soon emerged as the leader of Fatah.
With Fatah, Arafat recurited terrorists and led fedayeen raids into Israeli territory. Among the offshoots of Fatah was the infamous "Black September" who murdered the Israeli athletes at the 1972 Munich Olympics.
When the PLO was founded in 1964, as an umbrella organization for various Arab terrorist factions, Fatah was the largest group. It was, and still is, the military arm of the PLO. By 1968 Arafat was PLO's leader and he has been chairman of the PLO since then.
The PLO was guided by the Palestinian National Covenant, a document adopted in 1968. It is filled with anti-Israel hostility and calls for "commando action" as "the nucleus of the Palestinian popular liberation war". The objective is clearly stated:
In case there was any doubt about the PLO policy toward Israel, the Covenant states:
And a few words about Zionism:
The decades-long campaign of terror and war against Israel by the PLO is based on the words in the Palestinian National Covenant. At a 1974 meeting in Cairo, the Palestinian National Council adopted a "phased plan" to eliminate Israel that sought to establish some territory under Palestinian control and then use that as leverage to continue to fight and ultimately to have an all-out war that would destroy Israel forever.
In the 1980s the PLO started to moderate its public statements -- at least in English as opposed to militant statements still being made in Arabic speeches -- and looked to diplomacy for gains against Israel.
In 1988 the PLO announced that it recognized Israel's right to exist and Yasser Arafat "renounced" terrorism in a speech to the UN. These steps were required by the United States so that the PLO could have a role in peace talks that ultimately developed into the Oslo Accords and the Peace Process of the 1990s. For this progress toward peace, Yasser Arafat, master terrorist, was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1994.
During the 1990's it became abundantly clear that Yasser Arafat and his Palestinian Authority were less than fully committed to the peace process, which ultimately failed at Camp David and resulted in the bloodshed of the al-Aqsa intifada starting in September 2000.
In addition to Arafat's role in continuing terrorism against Israel, and his sabotaging of the peace agreements, there was widespread corruption and financial irregularities within the Palestinian Authority along with Arafat-sanctioned criminal activity. By 2000, conditions in the areas under the administration of the PA were worse than when the PA took over in the wake of the Oslo agreements. Unrest among Palestinian Arabs, stimulated by the corruption, was diverted by Arafat after Camp David into anger at Israel, producing the al-Aqsa intifada.
Yasser Arafat died at age 75 in Paris, November 11, 2004.
"THERE IS A REASON ARAFAT FLEW OFF TO PARIS."
"UNDER FRENCH LAW THERE DOES NOT HAVE TO BE A CAUSE OF DEATH RECORDED."
I think we can say AIDS!
The Wicked Murdering Terrorist is DEAD! Hallujah! And what justice--he died of AIDS! YYYYeeeesssss!!!!
Thanks for the informative post. Yasser's past says it better than anyone else can.
Right now, the propaganda is all that Arafat was oh so good. When the whole world figures out that he died from AIDS/HIV and the Arab community absorbs that reality, the shame emanating from that will stink worse and worse. Afafat's death from AIDS will bring him down from the mythic figure he is now in the Arab world.
See this story and articles posted within the thread for more info. The Old Media won't let us know, but the New Media have it well documented. "Rare, unknown blood disorder" my foot. He died of AIDS ...
Suspicions grow that Arafat is dying of AIDS
He did die of AIDS.
He clearly had AIDS. "Rare blood disorder" - my aching side!
It is well documented that he did the behavior that spreads AIDS. Whether sketchy or not, it is ridiculous to state that he died from something that was not common to AIDS.
They are hiding it simply because he would "lose face" if it were certain knowledge.
It is fitting that this jackal is the most prominent and famous person thus far to die of AIDS.
Folks, France has been the Palestinians friend for a long time. Arafat's wife lived there. Let's not go off on something we may suspect, that isn't public record.
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You are ssssoooo right on! Opened my local paper and the big headlines on the front page are: "Arafat, reviled and revered, is dead". The story describes rather on the glowing side of this madhatter. araRATfink was a DISEASE and died of a horrible DISEASE. Finally, God administers justice of his own.
Personally, I thought Arafat had outlived any usefulness long'bout '83 ... This jackal caused or promoted the deaths of many persons since then, and worldwide instability.
I shake the dust of my shoes off in leaving him behind, and the rest of the world ought to, also.
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