For those of us who follow these issues, it’s well known that the Arafat allowed key PLO/Palestinian Authority organs to incite the violence that eventually led to an outbreak of hostilities on the streets of Arab towns and cities. Prof.Efraim Karsh was one among other scholars to point this out, for example, in his book ‘Arafat’s War‘.
The overwhelming majority of international new organizations always predicate any article dealing with the start of the 2nd Intifada, with a mention of Ariel Sharon’s visit to the Temple Mount, as THE catalyst that started off the violence, not the Arabs themselves. That carefully manicured meme is protected by the international MSM in order to shield the Arabs from any responsibility for their actions. The truth of the matter is irrelevant to them.
NOTE: Here is once again, the former Israeli ambassador to Finland, Avi Granot, pointing out exactly the type of mindset that’s responsible for bastardizing the factual, historical record of the Arabs’ conflict with Israel. I filmed this in December of 2009 at Helsinki University.
‘Suha Arafat admits husband premeditated Intifada’
In interview, Palestinian leader’s widow says Arafat decided to launch Intifada after Camp David, according to research institute.
Yasser Arafat’s widow Suha admitted that the late Palestinian leader premeditated the Second Intifada, in an interview with Dubai TV earlier this month, according to a translation by the Middle East Media Research Institute.
“Immediately after the failure of the Camp David [negotiations], I met him in Paris upon his return. … Camp David had failed, and he said to me: ‘You should remain in Paris.’ I asked him why, and he said: ‘Because I am going to start an Intifada. They want me to betray the Palestinian cause. They want me to give up on our principles, and I will not do so,’” the research institute translated Suha as saying.