Tuesday, November 09, 2004

The Disappointing Claims Of Mrs. Arafat

"Let it be known to the honest Palestinian people that a bunch of those who want to inherit are coming to Paris trying to bury Abu Ammar [Yasser Arafat] alive," Suha Arafat said. "I appeal to the Palestinian people to be aware of the scope of the conspiracy. I tell you they are trying to bury Abu Ammar alive. Abu Ammar is well and he is coming back to his homeland."
I’m so sad to hear the wife of the Palestinian leader say this, whatever her motivations were, such claims are so wrong and show disrespect to both President Yasser Arafat and the Palestinian Delegation which went for the Paris visit, and as usual, only the Palestinian people are the ones to pay.
Palestine is going through a very critical phase now, and I pray to God to be by the side of the Palestinians and make things go smooth. And I’m sure, such claims, from a person so close to the president, aren’t making things easy. The Palestinians are upset, and feel insecure now.
Hold on dear Palestinians, you’ve made it through many difficult times, and you’ll make it through this time as well…

Sources: Al-Rai, Guardian Unlimited.