Arafag has something like 8 names, among which is "al-Husseini."
While I can't comment on the specifics of this case, I do know that the al-Husseinis are a very large Middle Eastern clan, that have hundreds, if not thousands of members. Oddly enough, neither the late King Hussein (a Hashemite) nor Saddam Hussein (a peasant) are Husseinis. So its quite possible that Arafat has some ancestral ties to the Grand Mufti's family, but it seems unlikely that the two are closely related.
I do know that the al-Husseinis are a very large Middle Eastern clan,
Correct sir! Palestinians are very clan oriented which has now been translated into mafia oriented. Clans and family are important. This is why razing the house of suicide bombers can be effective.
posted on 08/05/2002 12:56:59 PM PDT
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