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16 Nov
6:17

Opinion: The Infallible Warrior: Honest Reflections on the Legacy of Yasser Arafat 15 Years After His Death

Ramzy Baroud – Middle East Monitor 15 years after the passing of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, the Palestinian people continue to reflect on his legacy. Thousands of images of “Abu Ammar” have been shared across numerous social media platforms remembering a man whose nom de guerre has been affiliated with […]

15 Nov
4:55

31 Years Ago, Arafat Declared Independence of the State of Palestine

31 years ago, November 15, the late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat declared the independence of the State of Palestine on the 1967 borders with East Jerusalem as its capital, WAFA reported. Arafat declared on November 15, 1988 at a meeting of the Palestinian National Council, the Palestinian parliament in exile, […]

11 Nov
7:49

Israeli Forces Attack Commemoration of Arafat’s Death

Dozens of Palestinians suffocated, today, as Israeli forces attacked citizens participating in marches commemorating the 15th anniversary for the death of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, said a local activist. Media activist in Beit Ummar, Mohammad Awad, told WAFA that Israeli forces stormed an area adjacent to the Israeli settlement of […]

11 Nov
6:23

Palestinians Pay Tribute to Yasser Arafat on 15th Anniversary of Death

Thousands of Palestinians, Monday, marked the 15th anniversary of the death of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat at the Arafat Memorial in Ramallah, The Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA) reported. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas addressed the crowds, praising Arafat, who led the Palestinian revolution for the liberation of the homeland […]

24 Jan
11:11

Israel Enforces Lien on Palestinian Lands In Jerusalem, Including 135 Meters Owned By Late President Arafat

The Israeli so-called “Central Court” in occupied Jerusalem has issued a ruling “temporarily” placing a lien on 2.7 Dunams of Palestinian lands in Jabal az-Zeitoun (Mount Of Olives), including 138 square meters owned by late Palestinian President Yasser Arafat, in the occupied Palestinian capital, Jerusalem. Israeli sources said the decision […]

10 Nov
6:32

14 Years Since the Passing of Yasser Arafat: His Legacy Lives

The 14th anniversary for the passing of President Yasser Arafat (Abu Ammar) coincides on Sunday, WAFA reports. On November 11, 2004, Arafat died at a French hospital where he was flown to after suffering from a sudden illness, following a tight and inhuman Israeli military siege of the presidential headquarters […]

15 Sep
7:25

Remembering the Arafat-Rabin Handshake

by Hanaa Hasan On September 13, 1993, Chairman of the Palestinian Liberation Organisation (PLO) Yasser Arafat and Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, shook hands after signing the Oslo peace accords, in what would become an iconic moment in the history of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Yet, 25 years later, the promise […]

10 Nov
8:22

Anniversary of Yasser Arafat’s Death Commemorated in West Bank

Thousands of Palestinians, yesterday, held rallies in the West Bank city of Ramallah to commemorate the 13th anniversary of the death of iconic Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat. Thousands of Palestinians joined a rally, organized by Fateh and other Palestinian factions, to mark this anniversary, carrying portraits of Arafat, waiving Palestinian flags […]

09 Nov
11:17

Israeli Soldiers Prevent Hebron Schools From Commemorating Late President Arafat

November 9, 2017 11:17 AM IMEMC News Hebron, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Dozens of Israeli soldiers surrounded many, Thursday, schools in the Old City of Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank, and prevented students and staffers from entering them, in an attempt to stop planned commemorations of late Palestinian President Yasser Arafat. Aref Jaber, a local human rights […]

03 Dec
5:50

Yasser Arafat Commemorated with $7m Museum

Israel and its western allies may call him “terrorist,” or “irrelevant,” but, for his people and millions around the world, Yasser Arafat was a hero, a freedom fighter, a man of principles and, most certainly, a very relevant person. (image source: palmuseum.org) Arafat, who dedicated his life to keeping the […]

27 Nov
5:13

Qedwa to Expose Security Breaches Leading to Arafat’s Assassination

The committee in charge of investigating Yaser Arraft’s death is to submit its report to the Seventh Conference of the Fateh movement, which will held on 29 November, according to Naser al-Qedwa, a member of Fateh’s Central Committee. He said, to Ayyam newspaper, that the committee will report the security breaches […]

11 Nov
3:18

Bil’in Weekly Protest Commemorates 12th Anniversary Of Arafat’s Death

Dozens of residents, Israeli and international activists, held Friday the weekly nonviolent protest against the Israeli Annexation Wall and Colonies, and commemorating the twelfth anniversary of the death of President Yasser Arafat. The Popular Committee against the Wall and Colonies in Bil’in said the nonviolent protestors marched carrying Palestinian flags […]

03 Mar
2:48

Palestinian Leader says Shin Bet Murdered Arafat

The leader of Israel’s Joint Arab List party has accused the Israeli government of murdering Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat in 2004, Haaretz reports.Ayman Odeh, in a recent interview, accused the Shin Bet domestic intelligence service (the Israeli equivalent of the FBI) of being behind the death of the Palestine Liberation […]

12 Nov
5:26

Soldiers Quell Rally Marking 11th Anniversary of Yasser Arafat’s Death

November 12, 2015 5:26 AM IMEMC & Agencies Bethlehem, Israeli attacks, News Report 0

Tension escalated on Wednesday, between Palestinian locals and Israeli soldiers at the northern entrance of Bethlehem, as the latter violently quelled a rally marking the 11th anniversary of the death of late leader Yasser Arafat, according to a security source.Clashes reportedly erupted in the vicinity of Bilal Bin Rabah Mosque, […]

27 Oct
4:31

U.S. Official: Lifting the Ban on U.S.-PA Relations, Excludes Arafat

October 27, 2014 4:31 AM IMEMC & Agencies Diplomacy, International, News Report 0

renewed American effort to establish ties with the PalestinianGhassan Andoni-IMEMC & Agencies, May 8, 2004 State Department official David Satterfield said on Friday that renewed American effort to establish ties with the Palestinian leadership would not include direct relations to Palestinian President Yasser Arafat. Few Israeli officials expressed concerns that […]

12 Nov
11:44

Al-Qodwa: “Arafat Died By Poison, Israel Responsible”

Palestinian official Nasser Al-Qodwa stated that the report released by the committee that investigated the death of late Palestinian President Yasser Arafat revealed that the leader was poisoned to death, and added that Israel is directly responsible for his assassination.His statements came Sunday at a press conference in the central […]

12 Jan
1:41

Peres: “Arafat Should Not Have Been Assassinated, Abbas Is A Partner In Peace”

January 12, 2013 1:41 PM Saed Bannoura Diplomacy, Israel, News Report 0

In an interview that was conducted by the New York Times several months ago, and was only published Wednesday (and then republished by Israeli Radio), Israeli President, Shimon Peres, stated that late Palestinian President, Yasser Arafat, should not have been assassinated, adding that “without Arafat, the current situation is more […]

24 Nov
10:21

Arafat’s Body To Be Exhumed Tuesday

November 24, 2012 10:21 PM IMEMC News Miscellaneous, News Report, Ramallah 0

Tawfiq Tirawi, head of the Palestinian committee that is investigating the assassination of Palestinian President, Yasser Arafat, stated that Arafat’s grave will be opened this coming Tuesday in order to exhume his body for forensic analysis as part of the investigation into his death.Tirawi stated that the Palestinians and the […]

09 Nov
12:30

Hamas Prohibits Public Commemoration of Yasser Arafat In Gaza

November 9, 2012 12:30 PM Saed Bannoura Gaza Strip, Miscellaneous, News Report 0

The Hamas-led government in the Gaza Strip, informed senior Fateh leaders in the coastal enclave that public commemorations and activities marking the eighth anniversary of the death of Fateh leader, and late Palestinian President, Yasser Arafat, will be prohibited.Fateh sources in Gaza reported that the Hamas-run security forces detained member […]

05 Nov
7:36

Swiss Scientists Arrive in the West Bank for Arafat Exhumation; Date Set

The Associated Press has reported on Monday that the date has been set, November 26, for the exhumation of late Palestinian President Yasser Arafat’s remains.This follows an investigative report by al-Jazeera correspondent Clay Swisher that brought to light evidence that the late president was poisoned using the radioactive polonium-210 isotope. […]

29 Aug
5:48

France To Investigate Arafat’s Death

The French Prosecution decided to open an official investigation into the death of the late Palestinian President, Yasser Arafat, who died in 2004 after becoming sick while surrounded by the Israeli military in his Ramallah headquarters.The French Press Agency reported Tuesday that the Prosecutors Office in Nanterre, west of Paris, […]

25 Aug
5:21

Swiss Forensic Experts To Examine Arafat’s Remains

August 25, 2012 5:21 AM Saed Bannoura Miscellaneous, News Report, Ramallah 0

Experts working for the Swiss Radiophysics Institute stated Friday that they will be arriving in the West Bank to examine the remains of the late president, Yasser Arafat, after receiving the approval of his widow, Soha Arafat. Earlier this month, the institute received a request from the Palestinian Authority in […]

01 Aug
7:12

Arafat’s Widow Asks for French Investigation Into His Death

August 1, 2012 7:12 PM IMEMC News International, Miscellaneous, News Report 0

Suha Arafat, widow of the late Palestinian President Yasser Arafat, formally requested a French investigation into the death of her husband in a French military hospital in 2004.Israeli newspaper Ha’aretz reported that on Tuesday, Mrs. Arafat brought a formal complaint to French authorities on behalf of herself and her daughter. […]

09 Jul
7:04

P.A. Agrees to Arafat Exhumation

The Palestinian Authority has on Monday agreed to the exhumation of late president Yasser Arafat’s body following the recent exposé by the al-Jazeera network.The recent al-Jazeera broadcast showed findings by the Institute of Radiation Physics, in Switzerland, that suggested that Arafat had been poisoned with polonium following tests on the […]

06 Jul
4:13

“Collaborator Confesses To Poisoning Arafat”, Al-Mayadeen Reports

The Al-Mayadeen TV, based in Lebanon, published a video reportedly documenting the confession of a collaborator with Israel, operating in the Negev detention camp, in which he said that “Israel recruited him to poison dinner meals of late President Yasser Arafat”.The tape was recorded in 2006; in it a Palestinian […]

04 Jul
7:39

PA Agrees to Exhume Body of Yasser Arafat After Evidence of Radiation Poisoning Alleged

Following a report Tuesday by Al-Jazeera, and a request by President Yasser Arafat’s widow, Suha, the Palestinian Authority announced its support Wednesday for an international investigation into the late president’s death including the exhumation of his body.On Wednesday, the Palestinian Authority announced its support for an international investigation into the […]

08 Jun
8:21

Former Arafat Aid Convicted of Corruption in Absentia

An anti-graft court has convicted Mohammed Rashid on Thursday on charges of corruption and embezzlement, Reuters has reported.Rashid, an aide to late Palestinian President Yasser Arafat, has been convicted in absentia to 15 years imprisonment and has been ordered to return $33.5 million in stolen funds. The court was specially […]

17 May
2:45

Arafat Adviser Suspected of Embezzling Millions of Dollars’

Ma’an News has reported from Bethlehem that Muhammad Rashid, a former adviser to the late President Yasser Arafat, is accused of embezzling tens of millions of dollars, the head of the PA Anti-Corruption Commission said Wednesday. Rafiq Natsheh said that his Commission is seeking an international arrest warrant for Muhammad […]

10 Aug
9:30

Fatah Report Claims Dahlan Poisoned Arafat and Stole Millions

An official Fatah report claims that former Gaza security chief, Mohammad Dahlan, was responsible for the poisoning of Yasser Arafat. It also accuses Dahlan of stealing millions of dollars in US aid money.Arafat died in 2004 under strange circumstances, and foul play has long been suspected. The Fatah report officially […]

12 Nov
9:58

Hamas Releases 30 Fatah Supporters Detained During Arafat’s Commemoration in Gaza

November 12, 2010 9:58 PM IMEMC News Gaza Strip, News Report, Palestinian Politics 0

Hamas security forces have released 30 persons, two hours after arresting them at an event in Gaza commemorating the the late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, the Ma’an News reported on Friday. The al-Mezan Center for Human Rights confirmed that security forces had detained Fatah supporters at an event at the […]

11 Nov
8:15

Hamas In Gaza Refuses To Authorize Arafat’s Commemoration Ceremonies

November 11, 2010 8:15 PM Saed Bannoura Gaza Strip, Internal Unrest, News Report 0

The Fatah movement reported that its request to be allowed to hold a public ceremony commemorating the late President, Yasser Arafat, was rejected by the Hamas police in Gaza City. Dr. Zakariyya al-Agha, one of the senior political leaders of Fatah in Gaza, stated that Fatah had officially requested the […]

10 Nov
11:10

New Objects Gathered for Arafat Museum

November 10, 2010 11:10 PM IMEMC News Miscellaneous, News Report, Palestine 0

Following the sixth anniversary of Yasser Arafat’s death, on November 11, people donated thousand of his objects – photographs, pistols, trademark sunglasses and military-style suits– for display in a new museum under construction in Ramallah. These objects are meant to be symbols to remember the emblem of the Palestinian leader […]

12 Nov
10:34

Palestinians Commemorate Arafat In Ramallah

November 12, 2009 10:34 AM Saed Bannoura News Report, Palestinian Politics, Ramallah 0

Dozens of thousands gathered in the central West Bank city of Ramallah to participate in a ceremony commemorating the fifth anniversary of the death of President Yasser Arafat. OSCAILTIMAGE(attachments/nov2009/yasser_arafat_1.jpg 300 0) Yasser Arafat Dozens of thousands gathered in the central West Bank city of Ramallah to participate in a ceremony […]

11 Nov
12:48

As Fateh Prepares To Mark Arafat’s Death, Hamas Arrests Members

November 11, 2009 12:48 PM Saed Bannoura Gaza Strip, Internal Unrest, News Report 0

As Fateh Prepares to mark Arafat’s Death, Hamas arrests members Senior officials of the Fateh movement, headed by Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas, accused the Hamas-run security forces in Gaza of arresting Fateh members on Tuesday to prevent them from preparing to mark the fifth anniversary of the death of late […]

30 Dec
10:55

Israeli journalist: “Sharon planned the assassination of Arafat”

December 30, 2006 10:55 AM IMEMC & Agencies Israel, Israeli attacks, News Report 0

Uri Dan, an Israeli journalist who died recently, and was close to the former Israeli Prime Minister, Ariel Sharon, published, before his death, a book in which he accuses Sharon of planning the assassination of the late Palestinian president, Yasser Arafat. The book was published in France and the author states […]

13 Nov
3:42

Rallies throughout Palestine commemorate anniversary of death of Arafat

November 13, 2006 3:42 AM IMEMC & Agencies Diplomacy, News Report, Palestine 0

The late Palestinian President Yasser Arafat, who died on November 12th, 2004, was remembered today in simultaneous rallies held in Ramallah, Bethlehem, Gaza City, Rafah, Jenin and Beit Hanoun. In Gaza, while thousands of people were gathered to hear speakers and commemorate the late leader, the stage collapsed at the […]

11 Nov
8:39

Palestinian government determined to unmask the causes of Arafat’s death

November 11, 2006 8:39 PM IMEMC & Agencies Miscellaneous, News Report, Palestine 0

On the second anniversary of the death of the late Palestinian president, Yasser Arafat, the Palestinian Authority headed by Hamas has affirmed that it is determined to solve the mystery of Arafat's death and “unmask the identity of his killers”, The Palestinian government issued a statement on Saturday commemorating the […]

10 Nov
10:47

Bil’in protest commemorates Yasser Arafat; challenges international silence on Israeli atrocities

November 10, 2006 10:47 PM IMEMC & Agencies News Report, Non-violent action, Palestine 0

In the village of Bil'in today, more than a hundred people, including Palestinians, Israelis and internationals, held a nonviolent protest to challenge the Israeli Wall and attacks, as well as to commemorate the anniversary of the death of Yasser Arafat, the late Palestinian President, who died in 2004. Today's protest […]

03 Jul
1:40

Two fighters killed in Gaza’s Arafat International Airport

Palestinian security sources and eyewitnesses say that two members of Palestinian resistance were killed Sunday evening as Israeli forces attacked Arafat International Airport in the town of Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip.   An Israeli military spokesman confirmed the killing of the Palestinians, claiming that they attacked Israeli forces […]

12 Nov
9:56

Abbas: `“Arafat is the lead we will follow; Israel should halt its attacks`

November 12, 2005 9:56 AM IMEMC & Agencies Diplomacy, News Report, Palestine 0

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, Abu Mazin, said on the first anniversary of the death of the late Palestinian President, Yasser Arafat, that Arafat died without a country or freedom which he fought to achieve for forty years, “but we will continue his path and follow his lead”. “Please allow me […]

11 Nov
11:52

Arafat, still present in the hearts and minds of the Palestinians`

One year after his death, the Palestinian president, Yasser Arafat (Abu Ammar), remained that symbol of the Palestinian struggle for liberation and independence, in spite of the Israeli efforts to erase the memory of the man it hunted for 40 years. Ramallah, the headquarters of the Palestinian National Authority (P.A), […]

11 Nov
8:53

Bil’in protest to commemorate Yasser Arafat

Residents of Bil’in, west of Ramallah, Israeli and international peace activists intend to commemorate the late Palestinian president, Yasser Arafat, on Friday marking the first anniversary of his death, the International Solidarity Movement Said. President Arafat died November 11, 2004. He was surrounded by the Israeli army in his Ramallah […]

15 Oct
6:53

Arafat’s death, unrevealed mystery

October 15, 2005 6:53 AM IMEMC & Agencies Miscellaneous, News Report, Palestine 0

A Palestinian fact-finding commission which looked into the death of late President Yasser Arafat admitted yesterday that it failed in determining the reasons for Arafat’s death one year later, leaving his death as an unresolved mystery. It said the group of specialized physicians could not determine the reasons for his […]

12 Oct
1:41

P.A to release Arafat’s Medical report

October 12, 2005 1:41 PM IMEMC & Agencies Diplomacy, News Report, Palestine 0

Palestinian Prime Minister Ahamd Qurei said that the Palestinian Authority (P.A) will release the report of the Special Medical Committee which was formed to investigate the death of the late Palestinian President Yasser Arafat. Qurei stated that the report will include a summery of the medical report released by the […]

05 Oct
6:59

P.A forms a committee to probe Arafat’s death

October 5, 2005 6:59 PM IMEMC & Agencies Diplomacy, News Report, Palestine 0

The Palestinian Legislative Council decided to from a formal investigation unit in order to probe the death of the late Palestinian President, Yasser Arafat. After the death of Arafat, the P.A assigned a committee to investigate his death, but it made no progress. “We believe Arafat was killed by the […]

20 Sep
3:30

The Lethal Dinner, Who Murdered Arafat?

September 20, 2005 3:30 AM IMEMC & Agencies Miscellaneous, Opinion/Analysis, Palestine 0

Last week the Haaretz headline screamed: ‘Doctors: Arafat died of AIDS or poisoning’. AIDS appeared in first place. For dozens of years, the Israeli media has conducted, with government inspiration, a concentrated campaign against the Palestinian leader (with the sole exception of Haolam Hazeh, the news magazine I edited). Millions […]

10 Sep
4:08

Mousa Arafat’s son says foreign fingers in his father’s death

Shortly after his captives released him, Mahal Arafat, son of the recently assassinated ex-PA security chief, Mousa Arafat, said there are foreign fingers which tries to affect and impose things on the Palestinian politics, which stand behind the killing of his father, Palestinian sources reported on Friday. Manhal 29, a […]

09 Sep
3:00

P.R.C accuses Dahlan of Planning the assassination of Mousa Arafat

September 9, 2005 3:00 PM IMEMC & Agencies Israeli attacks, News Report, Palestine 0

Mohammad Dahlan, managed to frame the committees in the assassination of Mousa Arafat, and denied its involvement in the assassination through admitting that some members of the brigades are involved in the incident. The Popular Resistance Committees announced on Friday that Minister of Civil Affairs, The brigades released a statement […]

08 Sep
5:37

Abbas cancels his UN visit following Mousa Arafat’s assassination

September 8, 2005 5:37 AM IMEMC & Agencies Diplomacy, News Report, Palestine 0

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas cancelled his visit to New York where he was scheduled to attend the United Nations General Assembly, following the assassination of his Mousa Arafat, Abbas’ military advisor and former head of the National Security Forces, and ahead of the Gaza handover slated for next Tuesday, Palestinian […]

07 Sep
4:10

Gaza Kidnappers: Mousa Arafat’s son is not killed

September 7, 2005 4:10 PM IMEMC & Agencies Israeli attacks, News Report, Palestine 0

The Popular Resistance Committee (PRC) who claimed responsibility for killing Mousa Arafat, senior aide to the Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, denied reports that they have killed his son, Manhal, who was kidnapped during the attack on Arafat’s house Wednesday before dawn, Palestinian source reported. The PRC accused Mousa Arafat of […]

06 Jun
11:04

Museum for Arafat’s personal belongings

June 6, 2005 11:04 AM IMEMC & Agencies Diplomacy, News Report, Palestine 0

The Palestinian National Authority intends to collect the personal belongings and possessions of the late Palestinian president, Yasser Arafat, for a museum for his memory, Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas said Sunday. Abbas issued a decree assigning a special committee to gather the personal belongings of Arafat and objects he used […]

01 Jun
9:28

El Salvador inaugurates Yasser Arafat Square

After the failure of repeated attempts by the Israeli embassy in El-Salvador to prevent the inauguration of a statue of the late Palestinian President, Yasser Arafat, Israeli decided to delay the return of its ambassador, Jonathan Peled. The statue was placed last week in honor of Arafat in the center […]

13 May
8:41

million signitures to reveal the cause behind Arafat’s death

A group called Fatah’s Forum launched a campaign to collect a million signature, calling upon the Palestinian leadership to investigate and uncover the real cause of the death of Palestinian late president Yasser Arafat. A statement issued Friday by the group said ‘after months have passed since the death of […]

23 Apr
9:42

Mousa Arafat concedes to security reforms

Head of the military intelligence, Brigadier, Mousa Arafat on Saturday, declared his support to the new changes the Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas carried out on the security forces. Abbas signed around 1100 forced retirement to security forces officers and decided to appoint three new heads for the security forces after […]

29 Mar
5:42

General Arafat: `“we demolished tunnels, this proves our seriousness`

Major General Mousa Arafat, head of the General Security at the P.A, slammed the Israeli claims that the P.A is violating the truce and agreements arrived with Israel. General Arafat stated that the calm situation in the Palestinian territories comes as a result of the commitments of political factions and […]

10 Mar
7:09

Source: Egypt to Broker A deal on Arafat & Disengagement

Israeli official sources said that Egypt is trying to bring about a deal in which Palestinian President Yasser Arafat would hand real power to Prime Minister Ahmed Qurei in exchange to being allowed to move freely between the West Bank and the Gaza Strip as a figurehead leader. The Egyptians […]

20 Jan
9:21

Abbas Fires Scores of Arafat’s Aids

January 20, 2005 9:21 AM IMEMC & Agencies Miscellaneous, News Report, Palestine 0

The newly elected Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas has fired scores of aids of the late President Yasser Arafat, a Palestinian official source said on Wednesday. Abbas fired around 50 out of 55 political and security advisors, a move seen as a step on the path of change. There are still […]

18 Jan
10:15

Only Arafat Can Rescue Sharon from His Unilateralism Trap

               June 29, 2004             As Israel is assembling troops at the Gaza Strip borders, apparently             preparing for a wide scale invasion of the northern parts of the             Palestinian Strip, the debate over Israeli Prime minister Ariel             Sharon’s disengagement plan heated up again.             The two recent […]

18 Jan
5:19

Against Israeli Protests, French FM Meets Arafat

January 18, 2005 5:19 AM IMEMC & Agencies Miscellaneous, News Report, Palestine 0

                           June 30, 2004             Despite Israeli objections, French Foreign Minister Michel Barnier             met Palestinian President Yasser Arafat in his Ramallah compound on             Tuesday.             In a press conference following the meeting, Barnier called on             Palestinians to ‘end acts of violence and punish those responsible’ […]

15 Jan
3:52

Arafat: ‘I am willing to Meet Sharon’

January 15, 2005 3:52 AM IMEMC & Agencies Interview, Miscellaneous, Palestine 0

IMEMC Staff, May 31, 2004, 09:00 The Israeli paper online Yedioth Ahronoth, published an interview done by channel 10 with the Palestinian President Yasser Arafat Sunday evening, and broadcasted the interview on its evening news. Channel 10 – Mr. President, today Sharon will present his Gaza withdrawal plan to his […]

15 Jan
3:36

Jibreel Al-Rajoub, advisor of the Palestinian President Yasser Arafat for National Security affairs

January 15, 2005 3:36 AM IMEMC & Agencies Interview, Miscellaneous, Palestine 0

PNN: How do you view the latest Israeli offensive in Gaza Strip? Rajoub: The Israeli military operations in the Gaza Strip and other areas in the West Bank reflects the crisis the Israeli political establishment and the Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon live. Sharon is maneuvering to avoid fulfilling his […]

05 Dec
7:35

Sharon: Arafat’s Illness Won’t Delay Pullout

December 5, 2004 7:35 PM IMEMC & Agencies Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon told Egyptian President Hosni Mubark on Thursday that Palestinian President Yasser Arafat’s health condition will not affect, change or delay, the evacuation of Gaza settlements and four isolated settlements in the West Bank Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon told Egyptian President Hosni Mubark on Thursday […]

30 Nov
4:30

The First after Arafat’s death, Sha’ath meets Shalom

November 30, 2004 4:30 AM IMEMC & Agencies Miscellaneous, News Report, Palestine 0

The Palestinian Foreign Minister Nabil Sha’ath met his Isreli counterpart Silvan Shalom on Monday, the first time since the death of the late Palestinian President Yasser Arafat on November 11. Shalom hailed ‘new chances’ for peace in the Middle East with a new ‘moderate Palestinian leadership’ ‘Both of us agreed […]

17 Nov
4:30

The Palestinians After Arafat

Before the death of Palestinian Authority President Yasser Arafat on November 11th, 2004, there had been an enormous amount of speculation raised, and analysis offered, concerning the issue of succession. And now that the speaker of the Palestinian Legislative Council (PLC), Rawhi Fattouh, has been named the interim president, the […]

08 Nov
4:30

Ailing Arafat deserves fair judgment

A double consensus is forming around Yasser Arafat: one, that the old man is dying and two, that he was a failure. The first assumption is, alas, all too plausible. The second is based almost entirely on an Israeli perspective. That is not entirely to invalidate it. Israel has been […]

30 Oct
3:30

P. A: `“Arafat Does Not Have Leukemia`

October 30, 2004 3:30 AM IMEMC & Agencies Miscellaneous, News Report, Palestine 0

The Palestinian envoy to France and Arafat’s spokesperson in France, Leila Shaheed ruled out on Saturday afternoon, any possibility that P. A Chairman Yasser Arafat is suffering from Leukemia. “Doctors at this stage exclude any possibility that Arafat has Leukemia”, Shaheed said. “Compared to Arafat’s condition on Friday and Saturday, […]

30 Oct
3:30

Powell Calls Ailment Arafat to cede Authority

October 30, 2004 3:30 AM IMEMC & Agencies Diplomacy, International, News Report 0

As Palestinian President is going through medical checks to decide on the reason of why he suffers an abnormal low count of blood platelets, U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell urged the ailment president to yield control of security in Palestinian areas to a prime minister. Powell refused to speculate […]

30 Oct
3:30

In The Absence of Arafat

Israeli analysts are busy setting scenarios for the ‘after Arafat era’. Already criteria to judge the newly expected leadership performance has been laid out. Names have been assigned positions, and proposals to re-evaluate military and political plans are have been presented. Israeli political and army officials have clearly stated that […]

30 Oct
3:30

Sharon: `“As long as I am in power, Arafat will not be buried in Jerusalem’

October 30, 2004 3:30 AM IMEMC & Agencies Miscellaneous, News Report, Palestine 0

The Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, said in the weekly cabinet meeting on Sunday that Israel will proceed with the Disengagement Plan despite Arafat’s health condition, and added; “As long as I am in power, Arafat will not be buried in Jerusalem”. The Israeli radio said that Sharon discussed during […]

30 Oct
3:30

Sharon : Arafat’s Illness Won’t Delay Pullout

October 30, 2004 3:30 AM IMEMC & Agencies Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon told Egyptian President Hosni Mubark on Thursday that Palestinian President Yasser Arafat’s health condition will not affect, change or delay, the evacuation of Gaza settlements and four isolated settlements in the West Bank. Israeli official sources reported Thursday that Israel might consider coordinating the intended […]

30 Oct
3:30

Sharon : Arafat’s Illness Won’t Delay Pullout

October 30, 2004 3:30 AM IMEMC & Agencies Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon told Egyptian President Hosni Mubark on Thursday that Palestinian President Yasser Arafat’s health condition will not affect, change or delay, the evacuation of Gaza settlements and four isolated settlements in the West Bank. Israeli official sources reported Thursday that Israel might consider coordinating the intended […]

29 Oct
3:30

Arafat: ‘God willing, I will come back’

October 29, 2004 3:30 AM IMEMC & Agencies Miscellaneous, News Report, Palestine 0

Palestinian President Yasser Arafat landed in Paris on Friday afternoon and boarded a helicopter to a military hospital outside the French capital for medical treatment. Jordanian helicopters transported Arafat from Ramallah to Amman . From there, he flew to a military airfield near Paris aboard a military plane equipped with […]

28 Oct
3:30

Abu Rodeina denies reports that Arafat appointed a committee to act in his absence

October 28, 2004 3:30 AM IMEMC & Agencies Miscellaneous, News Report, Palestine 0

Arafat’s advisor, Nabil Abu Rodeina, denied reports released by the Israeli media that P.A Chairman Yasser Arafat appointed a three-man committee to act in his absence. According to the released reports by the Israeli media, the committee includes Palestinian Prime Minister Ahmad Qurei, and Mahmoud Abbas, his predecessor in addition […]

28 Oct
3:30

Arafat to fly to Jordan on Friday morning, then to Paris

October 28, 2004 3:30 AM IMEMC & Agencies Miscellaneous, News Report, Palestine 0

A Palestinian source said that all need arrangement have been carried out to transfer Arafat to France for treatment. The source added that a Jordanian helicopter will transfer Arafat at 6:30am, on Friday, to Jordan and from there he will fly to the French capital. Meanwhile, the P.A conducted the […]

28 Oct
3:30

Arafat to be transferred to a Hospital in Paris

October 28, 2004 3:30 AM IMEMC & Agencies Miscellaneous, News Report, Palestine 0

A Palestinian source said that the doctors decided to transfer Arafat to a Hospital in Paris in order to follow up his health condition. The source added that the doctors decided at first to transfer him to Jordan or Egypt, but decided later on to transfer him to the French […]

28 Oct
3:30

Arafat’s PrivateDoctor to arrive to Ramallah on Thursday morning

October 28, 2004 3:30 AM IMEMC & Agencies Miscellaneous, News Report, Palestine 0

In a Phone call with the Qatar Based Al-Jazeera TV, Dr. Ashraf Al-Kurdy, from Jordan, said that he will arrive in Ramallah on Thursday morning along with a Jordanian medical team, in order to examine P.A Chairman Yasser Arafat. Nabil Abu Rodeina, Arafat’s advisor, said on Wednesday night, that the […]

27 Oct
3:30

Report: Arafat Suffers a Health Set Back

October 27, 2004 3:30 AM IMEMC & Agencies Miscellaneous, News Report, Palestine 0

Israeli sources quoted a Palestinian source as saying that Palestinian President Yasser Arafat’s health had begun to deteriorate as of Wednesday night. Senior Palestinian officials, including Prime Minister Ahmed Qureia, former Prime Minister Mahmoud Abbas, and the heads of various Palestinian security forces, are currently in the presidential headquarters. Palestinian […]

27 Oct
3:30

Abbas, Arafat’s Ticket to International Diplomacy

Inspite of the controversial nature of his politics, Palestinians look at former Prime Minister Mahmoud Abbas as a man of integrity. As a founder of Fatah, unlike of most Palestinian public figures, Abbas never accepted the rule of the follower and insisted on being a partner to Palestinian leader Yasser […]

26 Oct
3:30

P.M Qorei and two P.A Ministers met Arafat on Tuesday

October 26, 2004 3:30 AM IMEMC & Agencies Miscellaneous, News Report, Palestine 0

P. A Chairman Yasser Arafat, met with the Palestinian Prime Minister Ahmad Qorei and head of the Palestinian Legislative Council, Rawhi Fattouh, and Minister of Negotiations, Saeb Erekat on Tuesday afternoon. Erekat said that Arafat is in a good health, and recovering from an acute flue to his stomach and […]

26 Oct
3:30

Arafat Underwent Minor Surgery Inside His Presidential Compound

October 26, 2004 3:30 AM IMEMC & Agencies Miscellaneous, News Report, Palestine 0

Palestinian President Yasser Arafat underwent minor exploratory surgery on Monday in his Muqata headquarters and is in stable condition. A senior Palestinian official said that Doctors carried out an endoscopey as Arafat complained of stomach pains and had been vomiting. PA cabinet minister Jamil al-Tarifi denied Monday that a request […]

25 Oct
3:30

Arafat to Leave Muqata for Medical Checkup; First Time in Two Years

October 25, 2004 3:30 AM IMEMC & Agencies Miscellaneous, News Report, Palestine 0

Israel decided Monday to allow Palestinian President Yasser Arafat to leave his headquarters for a medical check in Ramallah hospital, about 2 kilometers away from where the President is besieged for the past two years. Israeli official sources said Monday that Israeli Defense Minister Shaul Mofaz made the decision in […]

01 Oct
3:30

Jibreel Al-Rajoub, advisor of the Palestinian President Yasser Arafat for National Security affairs

October 1, 2004 3:30 AM IMEMC & Agencies Interview, Miscellaneous, Palestine 0

Translated by: George N. Rishmawi-IMEMC PNN: How do you view the latest Israeli offensive in Gaza Strip? Rajoub: The Israeli military operations in the Gaza Strip and other areas in the West Bank reflects the crisis the Israeli political establishment and the Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon live. Sharon is […]

24 Sep
3:30

French FM: There will be no peace in the ME without Arafat

September 24, 2004 3:30 AM IMEMC & Agencies Diplomacy, International, News Report 0

Disagreeing with US officials, France’s foreign minister reiterated his country’s stance, that no progress can be made in the Middle East peace process by marginalizing or not negotiating with Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat. ‘There are a number of political authorities who say that nothing can be done with Yasser Arafat,’ […]

20 Sep
3:30

Poll: Palestinians favor Bargouthi after Arafat

September 20, 2004 3:30 AM IMEMC & Agencies Miscellaneous, News Report, Palestine 0

In a poll conducted by Birzeit University shows that the majority of the Palestinians prefer to have the Palestinian Law Maker Marwan Barghouthi to be president after Arafat. The poll, carried out by the Development Studies institute at the university during September 9 – 11, one week after the voter […]

14 Sep
3:30

MK Omri Sharon: Killing Arafat is Foolish

September 14, 2004 3:30 AM IMEMC & Agencies Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

Israeli MK Omri Sharon, different to tough talk from his father, said Tuesday that killing Yasser Arafat would be foolish, calling for leaving the Palestinian President ‘stuck’ in his crumbling Ramallah headquarters. Sharon, the father, vowed in an interview published Tuesday, to expel Arafat from the West Bank ‘at a […]

11 Sep
3:30

Arafat, the Ever Lasting Excuse

September 11, 2004 3:30 AM IMEMC & Agencies Miscellaneous, Opinion/Analysis, Palestine 0

Arafat apparently stands as the ever lasting excuse, used by Israel to avoid fulfilling its road map obligations. Following repeated Israeli threats to expel Palestinian President Yasser Arafat, U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell on Friday considered stripping Arafat of his power as key to making progress in the Middle […]

10 Sep
3:30

EU Officials: Isolating Arafat, a Mistake.

September 10, 2004 3:30 AM IMEMC & Agencies Diplomacy, International, News Report 0

The Dutch and German foreign ministers Bernard Bot and Joschka Ficher asked Israel to end its attempts to isolate Palestinian President Yasser Arafat. Israeli foreign minister Silvan Shalom rejected their demand, confirming that Israel is sticking to its policy of isolating Arafat. Bot, who heads the European Council of Foreign […]

09 Sep
3:30

Shalom: Expulsion of Arafat is closer than ever

September 9, 2004 3:30 AM IMEMC & Agencies Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

Israeli Foreign Minister, Silvan Shalom said Wednesday that the expulsion of the Palestinian President Yasser Arafat is very near and he will stay in confinement until then. Shalom’s remarks that were made in a Likud gathering ahead of the New Hebrew year holiday are the second in a week made […]

08 Sep
3:30

Qureia Threatens to Resign Following Quarell with Arafat

September 8, 2004 3:30 AM IMEMC & Agencies Miscellaneous, News Report, Palestine 0

Palestinian sources reported that the Palestinian Prime Minister Ahmad Qurei threartened to resign his post after a disagreement with the Palestinian President Yasser Arafat on Wednesday night. During a cabinet meeting a quarell over whether to send a delegation to a donors meeting in New York erupted. Qurei asked Nasser […]

07 Sep
3:30

Dahlan: Libyan leader mediated end to rift with Arafat

September 7, 2004 3:30 AM IMEMC & Agencies Miscellaneous, News Report, Palestine 0

former Palestinian security affairs minister Mohamed Dahlan credited Libyan leader Muammar Gadhafi on Sunday with mediating an end to the rift between him and Palestinian President Yasser Arafat. Dahlan, arrived to Tripoli in a surprise visit to convey Arafat’s gratitude to Gadhafi for reconciling the rift. Gadhafi ‘has a lasting […]

06 Sep
3:30

Abu Al-Gheit and Suleiman met with Arafat in Ramallah

September 6, 2004 3:30 AM IMEMC & Agencies Miscellaneous, News Report, Palestine 0

The Egyptian delegation headed by Foreign Minister Ahmad Abu Al-Gheit and the chief of the Egyptian intelligence, Omar Suleiman met Monday afternoon with the Palestinian President Yasser Arafat and other Palestinian leaders and ministers in the Palestinian Authority Headquarters in Ramallah. The focus of the meeting was on the internal […]

06 Sep
3:30

Abu Al-Gheit and Suleiman met with Arafat in Ramallah

September 6, 2004 3:30 AM IMEMC & Agencies Miscellaneous, News Report, Palestine 0

The Egyptian delegation headed by Foreign Minister Ahmad Abu Al-Gheit and the chief of the Egyptian intelligence, Omar Suleiman met Monday afternoon with the Palestinian President Yasser Arafat and other Palestinian leaders and ministers in the Palestinian Authority Headquarters in Ramallah. The focus of the meeting was on the internal […]

06 Sep
3:30

Abu Al-Gheit and Suleiman met with Arafat in Ramallah

September 6, 2004 3:30 AM IMEMC & Agencies Miscellaneous, News Report, Palestine 0

The Egyptian delegation headed by Foreign Minister Ahmad Abu Al-Gheit and the chief of the Egyptian intelligence, Omar Suleiman met Monday afternoon with the Palestinian President Yasser Arafat and other Palestinian leaders and ministers in the Palestinian Authority Headquarters in Ramallah. The focus of the meeting was on the internal […]

06 Sep
3:30

Mofaz threatens to expell Arafat and hit Damascus

September 6, 2004 3:30 AM IMEMC & Agencies Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

The Israeli Minister of Defense Shaul Mofaz reiterated his threats to expel the Palestinian President Yasser Arafat ‘in the right time’ and to attack Damascus as well. Mofaz said, Israel will carry out attacks against what he called terrorism everywhere, including Damascus. ‘All the leaders of terrorism in the world […]

23 Aug
3:30

Efforts of reconciliation between Arafat & Abbas

August 23, 2004 3:30 AM IMEMC & Agencies Miscellaneous, News Report, Palestine 0

Sakher Habash, member of Fattah Central Committee said that intensive efforts are being carried out in order to mediate between Arafat and former P.A Prime Minister Mahmoud Abbas, Abu Mazen. Habash said that he was appointed to follow this issue and already met with Abu Mazen who said that he […]

19 Aug
3:30

Palestinian Law Makers Pressing Arafat to Sign Anti-corruption Legislation

August 19, 2004 3:30 AM IMEMC & Agencies Miscellaneous, News Report, Palestine 0

Palestinian law makers are concerned that Palestinian President Yasser Arafat does not intend to move to practical steps towards ending corruption and implementing promised reforms. A group of law makers held Wednesday a follow up meeting with Arafat pressing for an immediate signing of the anti-corruption law. Arafat told pro-reform […]

18 Aug
3:30

Arafat Praises Prisoners, Vows Quick Reforms

August 18, 2004 3:30 AM IMEMC & Agencies Miscellaneous, News Report, Palestine 0

In his speech to Palestinian law makers on Wednesday, Palestinian President Yasser Arafat, admitted that the Palestinian Authority made many mistakes, that some officials misused their positions, and that some PA institutes lacked transparency and accountability, but promised to work to correct mistakes and carry out the needed reforms. ‘There […]

01 Aug
3:30

Arafat’s Advisor Meets Likud MK’s

Unofficial Palestinian-Israeli talks involving an Advisor of the Palestinian President Yasser Arafat and Likud Knesset Members took place in the Dead Sea area on Saturday. The Israeli Palestinian Center for Research and Information (IPCRI) arranged a meeting in the Dead Sea area on Saturday between Palestinian and Israeli officials to […]

28 Jul
3:30

Powell Expresses Suspicion over Arafat’s Intentions

U.S. Secretary of State Collin Powel said Tuesday that even as Palestinian President Yasser Arafat accepted to cede more authority to his Prime Minister Ahmed Qurei, he still enjoy the upper hand over Palestinian security apparatuses. "I heard that some changes occurred, but control over PA security remains in Arafat’s […]

07 Jul
3:30

Fatah Leader Denies that Arafat Called off the Movement’ Gaza Elections

Fatah Movement denied Haretz report, which claimed that Palestinian President Yasser Arafat called off the movement internal elections in the Gaza Strip because his supporters were losing. Sakher Besaso, member of the movement higher committee, called Haaretz report, written by Amira Hass, as baseless lies. Hass reported Tuesday in Haaretz […]