August 13, 2009 Special Announcements No. 28

MEMRI's TV Monitor Project – Selected Clips on Yasser Arafat WWW.MEMRITV.ORG

August 13, 2009
Special Announcements No. 28

The following are recent TV clips from MEMRI's TV Monitor Project related to Yasser Arafat. To view these clips, visit the links below.

*MEMRITV Clip No. 347

Palestinian Ambassador in Iran: Arafat Fought the Jihad and the Palestinian State Is Our Plan

Al-'Alam TV (Iran) - 11/12/2004

An excerpt: "This man knew that this path is the path of martyrdom and Jihad. He knew that this great cause requires martyrs, not leaders, who look after their personal future and not the nation's future. He fought the Jihad and we saw him in many battles. Sometimes he was right and sometimes he erred. And whenever he erred, we would tell him: this is a mistake. And whenever he was right we would praise him. And now he is gone. If you ask me what will surely be the end of this Zionist entity, I will say to you that this entity will disappear one of these days. And its leaders, who can see what will be in the future, understand this. It's a matter of time."

*MEMRITV Clip No. 346

Hani Al-Hassan of the Fatah Central Committ­ee: The Negotiations Reap What the Armed Struggle Sows

Al-Arabiya TV (Dubai) - 11/11/2004

An excerpt: "In Fatah we have a rule: the armed struggle sows and the political struggle reaps. He who doesn't sow doesn't reap, and he who sows and refuses to reap is a criminal. Therefore, when Oslo didn't bring results, the sowing came in the form of the Intifada. The question now is whether the current period is a stage of reaping or is it a stage of sowing. We think that the current period is a phase of sowing, until we see results in the international position. We see today that there is a change in the world. Europe has changed and its position has become more clearly in our favor. America is bogged down in Iraq and doesn't know what to do."

*MEMRITV Clip No. 345

Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades Leader Raid Al-Aidi: We Will Strike in Tel Aviv and in Hadera

Al-Arabiya TV (Dubai) - 11/11/2004

An excerpt: "We call from here to all the heroes of the Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades, throughout the homeland to oppose this occupier, and strike this occupier anywhere, with no holds barred. We in the Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades will direct our painful blows against this monstrous entity. The Palestinian state will be achieved only by strengthening the resistance, supporting the resistance, and the continuing the resistance, until this oppressing occupier leaves our land, since this occupier doesn't understand the language of peace or surrender. This occupier understand only the language of gunfire and gun powder and we will teach this occupier, Allah willing, a lesson as we have taught it in the past, in Tel Aviv, Hadera, and everywhere."

*MEMRITV Clip No. 344

New Fatah Leader Farouq Qaddumi: Resistance is the Path to Political Settlement

Al-Manar TV (Lebanon) - 11/11/2004

An excerpt: "[Arafat said:] 'Don't let the olive branch fall from my hand.' He meant, 'I am ready for political negotiations, but if there are no political negotiations, we will continue carrying the gun.' This has been clear since 1974."

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