To HAARETZ: Arafat's heritage
Regarding "The Last Palestinian"
To: HAARETZ Letters to the Editor
Regarding "The Last Palestinian," January 20, 2005
How interesting that in describing Yasser Arafat, the writers didn't mention that he was the "grandfather of modern-day terrorism." In addition, Arafat was not a Palestinian. He was born in Egypt and hijacked the Palestinians, just as he did airplanes. He left them in far worse condition than he found them, stealing money the world gave to better Palestinian society. Arafat used the Palestinians for his own accumulation of wealth and his own twisted sense of aggrandizement. Never interested in democracy, which would have freed the Palestinian people, he kept the Palestinians under his dictatorial boot, and left them almost breathless with a whipped-up hatred for Israelis.
I hope and pray that Abu Mazen can resurrect the Palestinian people into a freedom-loving democracy that will peacefully coexist with Israel.
Mount Pleasant, SC