Folks, one year ago, I wrote A Smooth Stone Fun Fact: Yassir Arafat is Egyptian. It’s time to recycle this post now that there is a writ demanding that Arafat be buried in Jerusalem.
Tough luck, madman. You were born in Cairo, and that’s where you’re going to be buried.
Muhammad Abd Ar-Ra’uf Yasser Arafat Al-Qudwa As-Husayni was born in 1929 in Cairo, Egypt, the 6th out of 7 children.
That’s right, he was never born in, near, around, within, atop, adjacent to, or inside Israel or pre-1948 Palestine.
He studied engineering at the University of Cairo and graduated in the class of 1951. While a student on campus, Arafat helped to smuggle firearms and explosives into Israel and its surrounding regions. In 1959 Arafat established the Fatah movement, whose major objective was to destroy the state of Israel. Fatah later joined the PLO in 1964, 3 years prior to the Six Day War, with its goal of liberating “Palestine” (Israel).
During the Six Day War (June 1967), Arafat escaped from the West Bank into Jordan, where he established a new terrorist base. There, he began efforts to undermine King Hussein’s regime, resulting in Hussein’s launching a broad military operation against the terrorist facilities Arafat had established. That military operation later came to be known as Black September (September, 1970), with Arafat being expelled from Jordan.
Arafat now set up shop in Lebanon, beginning efforts again to undermine the local administration. He established Fatahland, a small autonomous territory in southern Lebanon that evolved into a key strategic center for terrorist activities and training.
Arafat’s name has been linked to airline hijackings in the ’70’s and the massacre of Israeli athletes at the 1972 Olympics in Munich.
In 1974 he was permitted to address the United Nations, which granted observer status to the PLO. Following the 1982 Israel invasion of Lebanon and the siege of Beirut, Arafat was forced to flee with his terrorist gangs. In 1993, Arafat and Yitzhak Rabin signed the Oslo peace accords at a White House ceremony. The following year he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, along with Rabin and Israeli Foreign Minister Shimon Peres.
In 1996 Arafat was elected President of the Palestinian National Authority, being the only name on the ballot.
Arafat has been forced to leave Arab countries on 5 different occasions:
1. May, 1967 – fled to Jordan when Israel freed Jerusalem.
2. September, 1970 – expelled by King Hussein after stirring up trouble in Jordan.
3. September, 1982 – fled Lebanon following creation of Fatahland, a territory used for terrorist training.
4. June, 1983 – expelled by Hafez el-Assad “permanently”.
5. December, 1983 – expelled from Tripoli, Lebanon.
In retrospect, we can see that in every Arab country where Arafat resided for any period of time, he established semi-military, semi-political organizations and infrastructures, and continued to do so after signing the Oslo Accords in 1993. The Palestinian Authority is a semi-political organization that collects taxes and performs minor administrative tasks; it is also a semi-military organization that practices the use of firearms and encourages the establishment of terrorist infrastructures. Arafat has always ensured that the Hamas and Islamic Jihad remain active and operating, even following the major raids he called against them in 1996.
Arafat sees the destruction of Israel as a gradual process – this is why he rejected Barak’s offer of a state with the 1967 borders, with East Jerusalem as its capital.
Arafat considers himself to be a modern version of the mythical Salah-A-Din, who fought against the Crusaders in the Middle Ages. He has referred to the Israelis as “crusaders” in his speeches.
Arafat is a hypocrite who has been known to lie. His speeches in Arabic to his own people, and broadcasts from his official television station are lessons in violence and hatred, calling for the destruction of Israel, the killing of innocent Israeli civilians, and for Arab children to become suicide bombers.
In contrast to this, his speeches in English to the rest of the world often state his choice of peace as a strategic option, and express his commitment to the Oslo Accords.
Arafat controls his rage by smiling. When Arafat is interviewed in brief, non-intrusive Arabic or foreign media sessions, he smiles and appears cheerful. However, when western reporters ask him pointed questions, it isn’t long before he erupts into a rage and begins to blubber (there are recorded instances with interviewer Oded Granot of Israel TV and various CNN reporters).
In essence, Arafat is a murderous coward, whose judgement day is coming very soon.