Arafat Approved Attack on U.S. Convoy
ME Newsline - RAMALLAH [MENL] -- The United States has determined that Palestinian Authority Chairman Yasser Arafat approved an attack on a U.S. embassy convoy in which three Americans were killed in 2003.
U.S. diplomatic sources said a U.S. investigation into the bombing of the embassy convoy in the Gaza Strip in October 2003 pointed to a clear role by Arafat. The sources said Arafat granted approval to a plan to strike U.S. interests in PA areas.
Arafat, the sources said, did not draft or approve any details for a Palestinian attack. But they said Arafat agreed to a proposal relayed by a high-level aide for the Palestinians to "pass a message" to the United States.
According to the sources, a senior Arafat aide and member of the Fatah Central Committee left Gaza City for Arafat's headquarters in Ramallah in September 2003 to seek approval for a Palestinian attack on U.S. interests in the area. The Fatah official, described as a liasion between Arafat and Palestinian insurgents in the Gaza Strip, complained of U.S. policy toward the PA and Arabs.
Yasser Arafat approved the killing of Americans who came to offer Fulbright Scholarships to Palestinians.
This is, in fact, evidence that most Israelis, and Americans care more about the well-being of Palestinians, and especially of Palestinian children, than does the Palestinian leadership.
Using child suicide bombers is part of the same abuse.
I wonder when Human Rights Watch will latch on to this human (child) rights abuses. I will bet NEVER!
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