Arafat murder accusation latest PA conspiracy libel
by Itamar Marcus and Barbara Crook
Aug. 17, 2009
One of the few unanimous decisions emerging from Fatah's Sixth General Conference was the resolution that Israel murdered Yasser Arafat. The congress decided to set up a Palestinian commission of inquiry to investigate the circumstances of Arafat's death, and called for an international inquiry to do the same.
This is just the latest of many accusations by the Palestinian Authority that Israel murdered Arafat - in fact, it's the fourth such accusation in the last month.
But more important than the specific accusation is the fact that it continues the systematic campaign of conspiracy libels about Israel, Israelis and Jews that is an integral part of the PA's continuing hate promotion.
PA libels claim that Israel conspires to infect Palestinians with AIDS, spread drug addiction, corrupt youth with aphrodisiac chewing gum and destroy the Al Aqsa Mosque, among other nefarious deeds. The goal is to inculcate hatred to the degree that fighting and murdering Jews and Israelis will be glorified as heroic self-defense.
Following are some of the recurring PA libels that are being tracked by PMW:
1 - Libel:
Israel spreads AIDS and drugs
2 - Libel:
Israel to destroy Al-Aqsa Mosque
3 - Libel:
Israel to rid Jerusalem of non-Jews
4 - Libel:
Israel murdered Arafat
5 - Libel:
Israel seeks to rule from Euphrates to Nile
6 - Libel:
Protocols of the Elders of Zion