25 Jul 2004 berend   » (Journeyer)

Two stories about Arafat you will not find in your newspaper. The first one is Arafat, killing 15 year old boy (Jerusalem Post, registration required I think):

Members of the Arafat-linked terrorist group were trying to plant Kassam rocket launchers next to the Zanin family residence in northern Beit Hanun, when the family, concerned over IDF retaliation, argued and ultimately struggled with the terrorists.

In the ensuing scuffle, the terrorists opened fire on the Zanin family, killing Jamil Zanin, 15, and injuring 5 others. The Kassam crew gathered their launchers and missiles and left the scene. No Kassam rockets have been launched out of Northern Gaza so far Friday.

The second is Arafat is actually building the security fence that Israel, according to the Kangaroo court, may not build:

Palestinian businessmen have made millions of dollars supplying cement for Israel's controversial wall with the full knowledge of Yasser Arafat, the Palestinian leader and one of the wall's most vocal critics.

A damning report by Palestinian legislators, which has been seen by The Sunday Telegraph, concludes that Arafat did nothing to stop the deals although he publicly condemned the structure as a "crime against humanity".

The report claims that the cement was sold with the knowledge of senior officials at the Palestinian ministry of national economy, and close advisers to Arafat.

It concludes that officials were bribed to issue import licences for the cement to importers and businessmen working for Israelis.

That's why I love blogs. News can no longer be ignored or hidden.

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