Don’t believe his rhetoric.
Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat called on Wednesday for an end to three years of violence, saying that Israel has a right to live in peace as his legislature prepared to approve the new Palestinian Cabinet.
“The Israeli government says and spreads lies that we don’t want peace,” he said. “I want to talk here to the Israeli people to say in public and in Arabic that this is not true.”
Lies? Try truth.
“The Palestinian state will be established with al-Kuds al-Sharif (Jerusalem) as its capital. By Allah, I see it coming, martyred or alive. We do not know how to retreat; we know how to advance. May Allah give me the honor of martyrdom in my steadfastness for Jerusalem.” – Yasser Arafat, Chairman, Palestinian Authority, Jerusalem Post, Jan. 22, 2002.
“We will continue to fight on this blessed land, and I call to you, remain steadfast, no one will succeed in dividing us, to remove us from this holy land.” – Yasser Arafat, Chairman, Palestinian Authority, at a speech in Ramallah, Dec. 18, 2001.
And it goes on and on. You can find more comments by Arafat following the two links above.