Personal responsibility for terror and Intifada
Senior Fatah leader: Arafat and Fatah started the Intifada 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Sept. 28, 2010
Interview with Muhammad Dahlan, member of the Fatah Central Committee:
     PA TV host: “Yesterday or the day before, Mahmoud Al-Zahar, the Hamas leader, said that they [Hamas] used to carry out operations (i.e., terror attacks) at the request of the late President, Yasser Arafat. In other words, there was high-level coordination [between Fatah and Hamas]. What is your response to that?”
: “I’m not surprised at these reckless statements by Al-Zahar… These are not the words of a responsible person, or a person who appreciates what responsibility is. It’s also humiliating, because the President, Arafat, didn’t lack fighters. In the Intifada, when Arafat wanted something, he asked his security services, 40% of which were either killed, Shahids (Martyrs) or prisoners. I want to take advantage of this opportunity to express all our love, honor and gratitude for the role of those brothers who died as Shahids in the second Intifada from among Fatah and from among the Palestinian civilians and fighters, who defended our national rights. And also those who have paid a heavy price in the Israeli prisons, first and foremost Marwan Barghouti, who served as the example and the symbol of this Intifada, while Hamas was still hiding, thinking that Arafat brought about the Intifada because he wanted to cover up the secret agreement that had been drawn up at Camp David. Those are Al-Zahar’s statements, by the way… The second Intifada – Hamas joined it late. We [the PLO and PA security services] are the ones who started it.”
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Dahlan: Arafat deceived world when condemning terror 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, July 22, 2009
Muhammad Dahlan, senior Fatah MP: "Regarding negotiations with Israel, we have to set a logical time limit of two years, in my opinion. The political plan guarantees the continuation of our national struggle in all its forms, in a way that will fulfill our national aspirations within this period of time."
PA TV host: "If so, the [violent] resistance and struggle continue."
Muhammad Dahlan: "This is our right, a legal right. The international community affirms it for us. But it is the responsibility of the leadership to use it when it wants, in the proper place and at the proper time. We cannot leave it in the hands of youth who use their own judgment. This is the difference between [PA] using this right and just anyone using it. I lived with Chairman Yasser Arafat for years. Arafat would condemn [terror] operations by day while at night he would do honorable things. I don't want to say any more about this."
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The Intifada "belongs to Yasser Arafat alone" 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, June 29, 2009
Ashraf Al-Ajrami, former PA Minister of Prisoners, speaking the same week that Israel approved the transfer of 1,000 additional AK-47 rifles to PA security forces:
     "The master of resistance is, without doubt and without question, the Shahid (Martyr) Yasser Arafat. Even this Intifada, whose flag Hamas has tried to wave unjustly, forcibly, falsely and fraudulently - that [Intifada] flag belongs to Yasser Arafat alone...
These [Palestinian Authority security] forces paid the heavy price in the second Intifada [Terror campaign], both as Shahids [Martyrs] and as prisoners. The greatest number of prisoners is from the security forces sector. They are the ones who bore arms and carried out the greatest and most important operations [terror attacks] against the Israeli occupation - and especially against soldiers, and some of the most famous operations [terror attacks] in the West Bank - Ein-Arik, Wadi Al-Haramiyeh, Sorda, and others. These were carried out by the heroes of the Palestinian security forces, who protected the homeland and the national interest, while Hamas merely looked on for many months before embarking [on terrorist attacks]."
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Fatah official: Arafat financed suicide terror while also condemning it 
Source: Al-Quds TV, Apr. 6, 2009
Sultan Abu Al-Einein, Fatah Secretary General in Lebanon:
     "Yasser Arafat used to condemn Martyrdom operations (i.e., suicide attacks). He used to condemn these operations in very severe terms, but at the same time, it is clearly determined that the Martyr Yasser Arafat financed these military operations."
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Arafat “exploited Sharon’s visit to Temple Mount” to start Second Intifada 
Source: Al-Hayat (London), Nov. 12, 2005
From a book by Mamdouh Nawfal, Arafat advisor on Internal Affairs, member of Palestinian Supreme National Security Council:
     “As to the second Intifada, one could say with complete objectivity that Arafat exploited Sharon’s visit to the Temple Mount, and the people’s hatred of the occupation, to bring about the outburst… Arafat made no attempt to evade responsibility when he was blamed for its eruption…”
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Arafat: Palestinians are in eternal Ribat - religious war 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Nov. 25, 2003
Yasser Arafat: "I say to the Palestinians [what Muhammad said]:
'A group [of people] from amongst my nation will adhere to their religion and defeat their enemies. Their enemies won't harm them. Allah will help them.'
The Prophet was asked: 'Where are they? Who are they?'
He answered: 'They are in Jerusalem and its surroundings. They are in Ribat (religious war) until Judgment Day. One Shahid of theirs [Jerusalem] is equivalent to 40 Shahids.' According to another source: 'One Shahid of theirs is equivalent to 70 Shahids.'"
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Arafat planned every step of Intifada terror 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, May 28, 2002

Deputy Director of the PA's Political and National Education Authority, Mazen Izz Al-Din:   
     "The Al-Aqsa Intifada (PA terror campaign, 2000-2005) - if we want to be truthful and open, history will reveal one day - that it (the Intifada) and all its directives belong to the President and Supreme Commander Yasser Arafat."
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Arafat, days before the Intifada: It will be easy to get Palestinians to wage battle for Al-Aqsa 
Source: Al-Ayyam, Sept. 30, 2001
Israeli Parliament Member Ariel Sharon’s visit to the Temple Mount in September 2000 was used by the PA to spark the five-year terror campaign (the “Intifada”) that left thousands dead. According to Mamdouh Nawfal, Arafat’s advisor for internal affairs and member of the Palestinian Supreme National Security Council, Arafat summoned the Palestinian leadership just days before Sharon’s planned visit to the Al-Aqsa Mosque and told them the following:
     “[Arafat said:] ‘The Al-Aqsa Mosque is in danger, and as Allah is my witness, I make this known.’ [Arafat] spoke with the knowledge that Jerusalem is a special place for the Palestinian nation, for the Arab people and Islam, and with full conviction that it would be easy to involve the Palestinian and Arab street and to motivate them to participate in a battle of defense for Jerusalem and the holy places. He was certain that the masses of believers would hurry to the defense of Al-Aqsa.”
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Arafat planned Intifada terror for 3 months 
Source: Private recording, Dec. 5, 2000
Imad Faluji, PA Minister of Communications:
     "Whoever thinks that the Intifada started because of the hated Sharon's visit to Al-Aqsa Mosque is mistaken. That was only the straw breaking the Palestinian people's patience. This Intifada was already planned since [Arafat] the President returned from the recent talks at Camp David [July 2000]."
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Arafat: "Agreements won't liberate the land" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 25, 1999
     "The agreements won't liberate the land. Every centimeter needs struggle, and the land needs blood."

Arafat honors Hamas' suicide terror engineer, Yahya Ayyash 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Jan. 7, 1996
Yasser Arafat, in Hebron:
"Today, I ask of you, my brothers, to recite the Opening (chapter of Quran) for all our Martyrs, and the last among them, the Martyr, engineer Yahya Ayyash."
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