Monday, December 24, 2007

Not Much of a Surprise: Yasser Arafat was the leader of "Black September"

As if anyone doubted Yassir Arafat was behind the attempt to destabilize the Palestinian Arab state on the east bank of the Jordan River.

There's no doubt that, regardless of how repulsive he was, Yassir Arafat had the charisma to lead the Palestinian Arabs by the nose. He could have led them to choose peace and independence instead of hatred and squalor, and besides making their lives far better he could have chosen not to destabilize Jordan and Lebanon.

Marwan Kanafani: Yasser Arafat was the leader of "Black September"

Bethlehem - Ma'an - The Cairo-based Egyptian magazine Al-Ahram Al-Arabi revealed in its last issue on 15 December 2007 a 36-year- old secret; they quoted the Palestinian leader Marwan Kanafani as saying that late Palestinian president Yasser Arafat was the founder and cammander of the "Black September" organization which claimed responsibility in 1971 for assassinating the Jordanian Prime Minister then Wasfi At-Tal.

The magazine quoted parts of Kanafani's diaries entitled "years of hope" which will be published later, as referring to late Palestinian president Yasser Arafat as the real commander of "Black September."

These diaries and an interview with Kanafani will be published in episodes on the Al-Ahram Al-Arabi, and are expected to arouse controversy.

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