November 27, 2012 Special Announcements No. 205

From The MEMRI TV Archives: Clips About Conspiracies Related To Yasser Arafat's Death

November 27, 2012
Palestine | Special Announcements No. 205

MEMRI TV Clip No. 1535

Bassam Abu Sharif, Former Advisor to Yasser Arafat: Israel Poisoned Arafat

Following are excerpts from an interview with Bassam Abu Sharif, former political advisor to Yasser Arafat, which aired on Al-Jazeera TV on August 3, 2007.


Bassam Abu Sharif: "For a long period of time, I wasn't just an advisor close to Yasser Arafat - I lived with Yasser Arafat. I traveled with him, and I would even sleep in the same safe houses with him. I saw in him a commander, a father, a brother, a giant – a giant with sharp perception, a giant who could put any political development in its place. He was aware of any conspiracy against us and how to confront it."


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MEMRI TV Clip No. 1507

Ahmad Jibril, Secretary-General Of The PFLP General Command: I Was Told By Abu Mazen's Team That Arafat Died Of AIDS

Following is an excerpt from an interview with Ahmad Jibril, Secretary-General of the PFLP General Command, which aired on Al-Manar TV on July 5, 2007:


Ahmad Jibril: "When Abu Mazen came to Damascus with his team, I asked them: "What happened to the investigation into the death of Abu Ammar [Arafat]? The Israelis killed him. He was my colleague ever since 1965 and used to sleep at my home."

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MEMRI TV Clip No. 1011

Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad: The World Has A Problem With Pan-Arabism And Islam; Israel Assassinated Yasser Arafat

Following are excerpts from a speech given by Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad, which aired on Syrian TV on January 21, 2006.


Bashar Al-Assad: "Some of the superpowers have a problem with the Arabs and Muslims, and, as I have said before, with many - or most - of the world's countries. We see this constantly in their declarations, and in our meetings and discussions with them. They don't want us to adhere to any [principle]. Not only do they have a problem with pan-Arabism and Islam, but they do not want anyone to adhere to the truth, to any principles, to religious belief, to national or even economic philosophy. They want to turn the entire world and its peoples into a group of computers, which can be fed with data and operating systems, so that they can program them, and use them when the time comes, whatever way they want, for the sake of their own interests."

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MEMRI TV Clip No. 325

Palestinian Friday Sermon: The Apes And Pigs Poisoned Arafat

Following is an excerpt from a Palestinian Friday sermon by Sheik Ibrahim Mudeiris:


Sheik Ibrahim Mudeiris: "Everyone wishes health and a speedy recovery to President Yasser Arafat, because this people – and I believe this with all my heart – due to present grave circumstances, this people really needs this leader. This leader, who has been under siege for nearly four years, only because he adhered to the national and Islamic principals of Palestine and did not take the holy places lightly.


"Which one of the Arab leaders dared to say 'no' in the White House? Who? No one– neither in the White House nor in the black – dared to say 'no' to America, except for this leader. He said it and paid the price. He paid the price with his freedom and now he is paying the price with his life."

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MEMRI TV Clip No. 330

Suha Arafat: Allah Akbar, Palestinian Leaders Want To Bury My Husband Alive

The following is the text of a message by Suha Arafat to the Palestinian people:


Suha Arafat: "I call upon the Palestinian people, from the bedside of Yasser Arafat. Let it be known to the men of honor among the Palestinian people that a handful of 'would-be heirs' are coming tomorrow to Paris in an attempt to bury Abu Ammar alive."

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MEMRI TV Clip No. 335

Former PLO Representative: National Unity Will Be 'Easier' When Arafat Dies

Shafiq Al-Hut Former PLO Representative in Lebanon Al-Manar TV (Lebanon) November 7, 2004


Shafiq Al-Hut: "I think that if Abu Ammar disappears from the scene it will make the process of national unity easier. I think he was not serious about establishing new relations and a leadership that allows for the existence of influential [differing] opinions. He became accustomed - may Allah give him long life - to rule alone. Abu Ammar was able, up to the last moment, to face the Executive Committee…"

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