Arafat Stresses ‘Right of Return’,
Palestinian Strategic Peace Option
Arafat's lies of history rewritten by an Egyptian, who wants his own terror camp country.
This Egyptian is called:
Mohammed Yasser Abdul-Ra'ouf Qudwa Al-Husseini, born on August 4, 1929, in Cairo, Egypt, not Palestine, better known by his "Nome de Plume":
Yasser Arafat. A basic questions about that country of Palestine:
When was it founded and by whom?
What were its borders?
What was its capital?
What were its major cities?
What constituted the basis of its economy?
What was its form of government?
Mr. Arafat should name at least one Palestinian leader before himself !!
Was Palestine ever recognized by a country, whose existence, at that time or
now, leaves no room for interpretation?
What was the language of the country of Palestine?
What was the prevalent religion of the country of Palestine?
What was the name of its currency?
Arafat should choose any date in history and tell what was the approximate exchange rate of the Palestinian monetary unit against the US dollar, Swiss Franc (CHFR.), German mark, GB pound, Japanese yen, or Chinese yuan on that date.
And, finally, since there is no such country today, what caused its demise
and when did it occur? (Why isn't anyone ever asking him these straight questions to get an answer)
Arafat's lamenting what lets conclude He thought of them as a "once proud" nation.
Please tell me, when exactly was that "nation" proud and what was it so proud of?
And here is the least sarcastic question of all:
If the people ARAFAT mistakenly calls "Palestinians" are anything but generic Arabs collected from all over -- or thrown out of -- the Arab world, if they really have a genuine ethnic identity that gives them "The Right for Self-determination", why did they never try to become independent until Arabs suffered their devastating defeat in the Six Day War?
(Why isn't anyone ever asking him these straight questions to get an answer)
The fact is, Arabs populating Gaza, Judea, and Samaria have no real historical claim to nationhood within Israel ...
But the British Mandate Arafat is always referring to, was drawing up a new country in the partition plan alraedy for Arabs of that region, (assuring a Jewish Homeland at that time) for what ARAFAT calls "Palestinians" and that was and still should be Jordan.
At the time when established, esp. for the Arabs Arafat calls suddenly "Palestinians", called Trans-Jordan.
The so called "Palestinians" have only one motivation, well known and expressed by ARAFAT himself in all of his Arabic speeches:
The destruction of Israel, and in reality that is not sufficient to consider them a nation -- or anything else except what they really are:
A terrorist organization that will one day be dismantled.
That will mark the end of the so called Palestinian people.
What was ARAFAT again saying what was their beginning?
Arafat Stresses ‘Right of Return’, Palestinian Strategic Peace Option
Palestine Media Center- (PMC) [Official arm of the PA]
In commemoration of the 55th anniversary of Nakba, the Palestinian memorial
marked on May 15, President Yasser Arafat on Thursday stated that Palestine
“is our country, to which every Palestinian refugee has the right to
“On this day of mourning, the Israeli state was founded as a result of a
colonial conspiracy and was established on Palestinian land whose residents
were expelled and massacred,” said Arafat.
On May 15, 1948, Arafat said, “the state of Israel was created by the force
of arms, by colonial conspiracy, on the rubble of our homeland Palestine,
and our people were uprooted and displaced in their homeland and in exile”
He reminded the world of the massacres perpetrated at Dair Yasin, Qibya,
Nahalin among others, which were committed by Zionist paramilitaries and
Israeli regular army since 1948.
President Arafat referred to the United Nations General Assembly’s
resolution of 1947, which stipulated the creation of two states in
“In 1947, the colonial powers in control of the United Nations then dictated
the partition of our homeland Palestine into two states: an Arab Palestinian
state and a Jewish Israeli state. However, the state of Palestine has not
been created yet,” in spite of international legitimacy resolutions, he
In a speech broadcast by the Palestine National Authority (PNA)-run local TV
channel, Arafat said that the Palestinian people will not “accept
humiliation, Israeli colonialism and the Israeli aggression carried out
against Palestinians and their holy sites.”
Israel must withdraw from all the land it occupied in the 1967 Six-Day War
and Palestinian refugees must be allowed to return to their homes, he
“For the past 55 years, martyrs... have fallen for the sake of the homeland,
freedom and the return of the refugees,” he said from his Israeli-besieged
offices in the reoccupied West Bank city of Ramallah to mark “Nakba” day.
“Every Palestinian refugee knows that his identity will be restored to him
only upon the return of his homeland, and he will not be submissive to a
patron,”President Arafat added.
He reminded his audience of the old Zionist propaganda denial of the
existence of the Palestinian people.
“At the beginning they wondered where were the Palestinian people. Do they
dare today to ask where are the Palestinian people? Who can say that the
elders die and the younger forget their history? For all those who say that
the Palestinians don’t exist, I say that we are still here,” Arafat stated.
Moreover, Arafat condemned what he termed, “the subjugation of the land and
the holy places by the Israeli occupation,” and added that, “today, no one
wonders where the Palestinian nation is.”
He called for the withdrawal of Isareli Occupation Forces (IOF) from all the
Palestinian land occupied in 1967, stressing that no peace and security can
be achieved with the continued Israeli occupation and settlement.
“No peace will prevail without a complete Israeli withdrawal from all our
Palestinian and Arab land, to the June 4, 1967 line. The illegal
settlements, which steal our land, security and freedom must be removed, and
the settlers must leave our Palestinian land. No peace will prevail and no
security will last under occupation and settlement,” he added.
Furthermore, Arafat reiterated the Palestinian leadership’s commitment to
peace as the “strategic choice of the Palestinian nation”, but accused the
Israeli “rule by force” of delaying peace initiatives in the region.
“We announced that the option of peace, the peace of the brave we signed
with our late partner Yitzhak Rabin, is our strategic option,” but Israel
has consistantly rejected the Palestinian option for a just, lasting and
comprehensive peace, he added, citing the Israeli rejection of the
internationally-adopted “roadmap” to peace in the Middle East as the latest
President Arafat concluded with an appeal to “our people and our Arab
nation” to unite their ranks and urged the Palestinian people to respect
“national discipline,” public order and social solidarity.
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