Late PLO leader Yasser Arafat (R) prepares to leave Ramallah in October 2004 to travel to Paris to receive treatment for what was then an unknown disease.
An exclusive investigation tells the inside story of the exhumation of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat.
The Death of Yasser Arafat: Is it Murder?
Arafat’s BIG Mistake To Recognize Israel As A State
By contrast Arafat’s recognition of Israel’s right to exist carries with it a whole series of renunciations: of the PLO Charter; of violence and terrorism; of all relevant UN resolutions, except 242 and 338, which do not have one word in them about the Palestinians, their rights or aspirations. By implication, the PLO set aside numerous other UN resolutions (which, with Israel and the US, it is now apparently undertaking to modify or rescind) that, since 1948, have given Palestinians refugee rights, including either compensation or repatriation. The Palestinians had won numerous international resolutions – passed by, among others, the EC, the non-aligned movement, the Islamic Conference and the Arab League, as well as the UN – which disallowed or censured Israeli settlements, annexations and crimes against the people under occupation.
I HAVE POSTED BUT THE EVIL ZIONIST JEWS DELETED IT ALL! Yes we must FREE PALESTINE no matter what! This is what Arafat said, “Many of our children, born since 1948, only learned that they were Palestinians when they asked their fathers and mothers why they were living in tents while others lived in houses, or why their schoolteachers discriminated between them and their fellow pupils who belonged to the country in which they had taken refuge, or when one of them asked his mother why his father was away in some distant place for most of the year, only sending letters, and money for the family to live on. To these questions and many others of the same kind, the answer was always the same same: because we are Palestinians faced with the disaster of being refugees and the disaster of the occupation.”
– Yasser Arafat, 1982. (“A Discussion with Yasser Arafat” Journal of Palestine Studies Vol. 11, No. 2 (Winter, 1982), p. 3-15) http://www.palestine-studies.org/files/pdf/jq/11402.pdf