Skip to comments.Arafat ordered Hamas attacks against Israel in 2000
Posted on 09/28/2010 2:44:43 PM PDT by mojito
Former Palestinian Authority Chairman Yasser Arafat instructed Hamas to launch terror attacks against Israel when he realized that the peace talks weren't going anywhere, Mahmoud Zahar, one of the Hamas leaders in the Gaza Strip, revealed on Tuesday.
"President Arafat instructed Hamas to carry out a number of military operations in the heart of the Jewish state after he felt that his negotiations with the Israeli government then had failed," Zahar told students and lecturers at the Islamic University in Gaza City.
Zahar did not say when and how Arafat instructed Hamas back then to launch the "military operations" most of which were suicide bombings targeting Israeli civilians.
However, it is believed that Arafat issued the order to Hamas following the failure of the Camp David summit in 2000.
This was the first time that a senior Hamas official disclosed that some of the suicide bombings in Israel during the second intifada, which erupted 10 years ago, were ordered by Arafat.
Until now it was widely believed that Arafat had ordered his Fatah militiamen to carry out terror attacks on Israel.
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Launched terror attacks against Israel? Give that man a Nobel Peace Prize!
While it may be the first time someone vocalized it, I have never had any doubt that Arafat was ALWAYS a terrorist, even after he became a “Statesman” /sarc.
And where is Arafat today? Did he win?
He broke Rule 1: don’t mess with Israel.
For a bunch of people who discovered higher math(allegedly), those Arabs are slow learners.
Dead Jews are very peaceful.
Shows what a total sham the Nobel Peace Prize has become.
Which Bill? Clinton or Ayers?
If youd like to be on or off, please FR mail me.