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Arafat, days before the Intifada: It will be easy to get Palestinians to wage battle for Al-Aqsa
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...
Sep 30, 2001
40.8% of Palestinians believe local media played an active role escalating the Intifada
“A public opinion poll conducted by the Palestinian Center for Public Opinion, supervised by the Center’s head Dr. Nabil Kukali, shows that 40.8% of Palestinians are of the opinion that the media played an active role in escalating the Intifada (i.e., PA terror campaign 2000-2005) to a great...”
Sep 24, 2001
PA Minister: Arafat instructed the PA to prepare the Intifada
“Imad Faluji, PA Minister of Communications stressed that the PA began the preparations and to get ready for the outbreak of the current Intifada since the return from the negotiations at Camp David at the request of President Yasser Arafat, who expected it [to be] the stage complementing the...”
Dec 6, 2000
Arafat planned Intifada terror for 3 months
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..."
Dec 5, 2000
PA TV calls for violence following Sharon's visit to Temple Mount
PA TV shows footage of Sharon visiting the Temple Mount. This is followed by footage of men flooding the Al-Aqsa Plaza and footage of Israeli soldiers at the Al-Aqsa Plaza. While this footage is shown, the following script is narrated: "Brother! The oppressors [Israelis] have gone too far..."
Oct 3, 2000
PA called for people to protect Al-Aqsa during Sharon visit and warned it would not prevent violence
“The occupied city of Jerusalem is in a state of agitation following an announcement about an aggressive tour of the Noble Jerusalem Sanctuary by Israeli General, leader of the Likud [party] Ariel Sharon. A number of senior officials, institutions, [political] forces and residents called [for...”
Sep 28, 2000