Sunday, August 01, 2004

The Truth about Arafat.

Now will the EU stop treating him as a slightly off beat but enjoyable relative?

Arafat 'ruining his people' says protege

Former interior minister Mohammad Dahlan warns of 'massive demonstrations' in Gaza unless approved reforms are put in place

Conal Urquhart in Tel Aviv
Monday August 2, 2004
The Guardian

The Palestinian leader, Yasser Arafat, received the strongest challenge yet from a protege when Mohammad Dahlan, a former interior minister, accused him of squandering $5bn (£2.74) and "sitting on the corpses" of Palestinians.

He said that if Mr Arafat did not begin to reform the Palestinian Authority there would be massive demonstrations on August 10 in Gaza City.

In an interview with the Kuwaiti newspaper Al Watan he said: "Arafat is sitting on the corpses and destruction of the Palestinians at a time when they're desperately in need of a new mentality."

All of the funds which foreign countries had donated to the Palestinian Authority, a total of $5bn "have gone down the drain, and we don't know to where," he added.

pssssst! Its probably in Arafat's bank account. Just a guess.

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