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October 11, 2005

Arafat Advisor: Arafat Planned the Intifada


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Yet another Palestinian official has acknowledged in Arabic that, contrary to many misleading media reports, the Palestinian uprising against Israel was not a spontaneous event but rather carefully orchestrated and planned by Arafat.

MEMRI TV has just released a Sept. 28, 2005 clip from Al-Jazeera tv in which Arafat Advisor Mamdouh Noufal stated:

I think that [Arafat] planned an armed Intifada. He nurtured its militarization right from the start, because he thought that through militarization he could pressure Barak, and later Sharon, and force them to make concessions. He thought that there might be international intervention like in the Battle of the Tunnel, in the days of Netanyahu.

Posted by TS at October 11, 2005 02:41 AM

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