Skip to comments.Fatah adopts resolution pinning blame for Arafat death on Israel
Posted on 08/06/2009 5:47:27 AM PDT by SJackson
The sixth General Assembly of Fatah unanimously adopted on Thursday a proposal calling for the establishment of a committee which would investigate the death of former Palestinian Authority Chairman Yasser Arafat while abiding by the following guidelines: that Israel bears full responsibility for his death, that the issue continues to remain open, and that the investigation enlists international support.
The proposal was raised by Bassam Abu Sharif, Arafat's former political advisor, and was motivated both by demands from a number of Fatah delegates at the gathering, and also by estranged PLO leader Farouk Qaddoumi, who in an interview in mid-July claimed he possessed a document which proved the former chairman's murder was the result of an Israeli-Palestinian conspiracy.
In speaking to Al Jazeera, Abu Sharif was adamant that Qaddoumi's theory was incorrect, but nonetheless said that the circumstances surrounding the death warranted further inquiry.
"Qaddoumi is mistaken concerning the uncovered document, and his inference of [PA President Mahmoud Abbas's] involvement in Arafat's assassination is wrong," Abu Sharif said. "Mahmoud Abbas had no hand in the matter."
However, not all share Abu Sharif's sentiment. Husam Khader, a Fatah legislator from the Nablus area, told the Jerusalem Post that he was confident that Palestinians were involved in the "assassination of Arafat." He called for the interrogation of all members of the Fatah Central Committee in this regard
The investigative committee will be headed by Nasser el Qidweh, a nephew of Yasser Arafat.
Qaddoumi dropped a bombshell in July when he told reporters in the Jordanian capital of Amman that Arafat had handed him before his death a protocol of a meeting where Abbas, former PA strongman Muhammed Dahlan, former prime minister Ariel Sharon and US intelligence officers allegedly planned to assassinate the former PA chairman.
Qaddoumi presented the reporters with a summary of the ostensible protocol in which Sharon allegedly told Abbas and Dahlan that they must also work toward eliminating the political and military leaders of Hamas, Islamic Jihad, Fatah's armed wing, the Aqsa Martyrs Brigades, and the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine.
Everything is Israel’s fault. Arafat was a drunk! I bet that was Israel’s fault too. the hooked him to Shabat wine.
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When the "report" is finished, they'll get an award at the White House
They need to interview Sharon to get his side of the story.
The Palestinian’s will say anything.
If this was true then I fault Israel for not killing him sooner.
This legislative resolution carries as much weight as the Congressional declaration last week which began, “Whereas President Obama was born in Hawaii....”
“...committee which would investigate the death of former Palestinian Authority Chairman Yasser Arafat while abiding by the following guidelines: that Israel bears full responsibility for his death,...”
They have defined the desired outcome, now to manufacture the evidence.
Too bad OJ is in jail or he could help them find the real killers. We all know that Richard Nixon killed Mama Cass. (sarcasm)
Remember a few years back when the administration (Bush) was giving Israel a hard time for not doing more to cement peace between it and Fatah?
Our government leaders never seem to learn do they.
The Palestinians will NEVER accept the state of Israel.
Now, government leaders (our own and those around the world), keep your nose out of Israel’s interests. Let it defend itself and you shut the hell up!
i always wondered about the truth of that rumor. where did the Israel’s get a sample of his blood to test? Just curious.
I remember the hospital in Paris where he was being treated made a statement that they were treating the cause of death as confidential information. I took that to mean that the cause of death would be an embarrassment. Sort of like releasing a birth certificate.
Wow. The investigation already reached a conclusion before it’s even started! I wish Israel was responsible for Yasser’s death. It would be yet another browny point in its favor.
Somebody injected something into his rear end, no doubt through an existing orifice.
I heard he died from bad meat in a can.
I blame Da7lan gangs for everything that happens with Palestinians. Because 99% of the time I’ll be right.
Not that Qaddumi is so credible on this issue.