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 second anniversary of Arafat, and said that he lost his life while defending the Palestinian people in their national interests.
The statement stressed that the Palestinian people will not abandon their national and legal rights, including the establishment of a Palestinian State with Jerusalem as its capital.
The statement also stressed that the Palestinian will not abandon the Right of Return of all Palestinian refugees and the rights of the detainees to be freed from all Israeli prisons.
“Arafat had gone far in the peace process with Israel, he signed several deals with it, but Israel killed him”, the statement reads, “this is one of the proofs that Israel does not want peace, and always seeks to divide the Palestinians”.
The government also stressed in its statement on strengthening the unity among all Palestinians and their factions to avoid any infighting, and added that dialogue and national talks are the only language that should prevail in resolving any dispute or differences among the factions.
“Yasser Arafat, Ahmad Yassin, Abdul-Aziz Rantissi, Fathi Shiqaqi, Abu Ali Mustafa… are all leaders who sacrificed their lives for the sake of the Palestinian people”, the statement reads, “those names, and the names of all martyrs should be recorded in history”.
Hamas's statements regarding national unity and the case of Yasser Arafat were welcomes by Fateh leadership.