Skip to comments.Confirmed: Arafat Paid Father of Dolphinarium Terrorist
Posted on 09/13/2004 9:47:20 PM PDT by yonif
Recently released documents captured during Operation Defensive Shield confirm that the family of the suicide bomber who attacked the beach front Dolphinarium dance club in Tel Aviv was awarded $2000 by Yassir Arafat. Arafat also sent the terrorists father a letter in which he praised his sons murderous act.
The attack on the Dolphinarium was one of the most brutal massacres of the entire Oslo War, killing 21 people, mostly teens, on a Friday night in August 2001. Over 120 persons were injured in the powerful bomb blast. Hassan Khutari, a Hamas terrorist, carried out the attack.
During Operation Defensive Shield, two documents from the Institute for Caring for Victims Families a division of the Palestinian Welfare Ministry were discovered in Arafats Mukata headquarters in Ramallah. The captured data documented the transfer of the $2000 award to the terrorists father, who was living in Jordan at the time. The transfer took place despite the fact that the terrorist was a member of Hamas, and that the both Arafat and the suicide bombers father publicly denounced the attack.
Arutz-7 correspondent Haggai Huberman adds that the transfer of funds to Jordan was done through a branch of the Arab Bank, in El-Bireh, near Ramallah. The bank is known to be the preferred channel of the P.A. and other terror groups for funneling money to the families of imprisoned terrorists, terrorist operatives themselves and the families of dead terrorists.
Days after the money was transferred to Jordan, a German television station reported that Arafat, via the P.A. ambassador to Jordan, sent the terrorists father a letter praising the act of his son, describing him as an extraordinary model of strength, manliness and willingness for self-sacrifice.
Arafats office had denied the report, saying the letter was a forgery, but the release of the documents discovered during Defensive Shield now confirm the German report.
"partner for peace"
Didn't Bush get critisized by the left for not showing more support to Arafat?
I could be wrong?
The liberal's savior, W.J. Clinton, transformed Arafat from POS terrorist to statesman. The good news is that he gave N. Korea nukes while he was doing it.
According to Congressional law, it is illeagal to give American Tax dollars to known terrorist organisations.
What part of blowing up teenagers at a dancehall is not terrorism?
Why does the United States give money to Arafat?
the war on terrorism is with the very countries we have helped build up for the last 50 years. We have seen the enemy and it is us...
We should stop all forms of aid to the Arab dictatorships and thugocracys, hell they have oil, let them pay their own way!
Only $2K? I guess with Saddam out of the picture, ol' handsome has to do what he can.
Paying suicide bombers family was Saddam's undoing. President Bush put up with a lot of stuff from Saddam. But paying bombers families was the last straw.
Arafat should be very afraid.
Not according to Kerry. He thinks we should've sanctioned the Iraqi people for another 12 years until suicide bombing became the number 2 career opportunity in the world!
Oh, of course collecting for charities is the number 1!!
The old 90 for me and 10 for you..............:(
Haul Arafat before an International Criminal Court of the charge of funding terrorism against civilians.
And to think this two-faced wart on the face of mankind was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.
Arafat needs to be Saddamized, and the Arab Bank needs to be shut down.
Israel wuld be completely justified to rid the world of this pestilence Arafat. Funny how having you hands covered with blood is no impediment to winning the Nobel "Peace Prize."
I know the plan is for him to waste away in his compound but man, I would love to see him arrested and tried like the criminal he is.
Yonif I don't get Palesntein parent mindset what kind of parent would allow their kids be suicide bombers
I live in State of California that consider child recklness you get years behind the hole for that
Iran pays suicide terrorists blowing up in Israel double what Saddam did - $50,000
oh, I agree ... I just like to say it to expose the U.N.'s agenda, and that is they'd like to throw Israel back out of the land.