web analytics
July 31, 2015 / 15 Av, 5775
At a Glance
News & Views
Sponsored Post


Arafat’s Ninth Life Was Clipped by Poison


F080108MF09

Photo Credit: Michale fattal/Flash90

Man, that really unpleasant looking man, officially known as Mohammed Yasser Abdel Rahman Abdel Raouf Arafat al-Qudwa al-Husseini (if you say it backwards you get the phrase: “But I shaved already this morning” in Arabic) had the force of life in him.

Remember how many times he almost died?

In March 21, 1968, at the battle of Karameh, in the original “Fatah Land” east of the Jordan River, the IDF attacked using heavy weaponry, armored vehicles and fighter jets. the PLO surprised the Israelis with their tenacity. The Jordanian Army got involved, and the IDF pulled out. Some 150 PLO terrorists were killed, and at least 84 Jordanian soldiers and 28 Israelis. Who stayed alive? Mohammed Yasser Abdel Rahman Abdel Raouf Arafat al-Qudwa al-Husseini.

In September, 1970, after several attempts to assassinate King Hussein of Jordan had failed, and the PLO had hijacked a bunch of airplanes in less than two weeks, and had been using the refugee camps in Jordan as their state-within-a-state, the Jordanians had it up to here with Yasser. Staring September 15, massive Jordanian army units massacred as many as 25 thousand Palestinians. Syrian tanks shelled the capital Amman. In the end the PLO was pushed out of Jordan, to Lebanon, leaving rivers of blood behind. Who got out of the river alive? Yasser, that’s my baby.

Once in Lebanon, PLO cross-border raids against Israel grew ever more daring, until the Coastal Road massacre on March 11, 1978, when a dozen PLO terrorists landed by boat south of Haifa, hijacked a bus and sprayed gunfire at passengers and at passing vehicles, killing 37 civilians. The Lebanon War ensued in several stages, until the IDF pinned down the PLO in Beirut, demolishing much of the city and the country in the process. Thousands of Palestinians perished, as did hundreds of IDF soldiers, but Arafat, naturally, stayed alive, as the U.S. and European governments in 1982 brokered safe passage for the PLO, guarded by US Marines, to exile in Tunis.

Arafat came back to Lebanon a year later, settling down in Tripoli, northern Lebanon. He was kicked out by agents of Syrian dictator Hafez al-Assad. But they were careful not to kill him.

In 1985 Israeli Air Force F-15s bombed the PLO headquarters in Tunisia, North Africa, killing 73 terrorists. Arafat was out jogging that morning. Jogging!

Then there was this NY Times story from April 9, 1992: “Yasir Arafat was found alive in the Libyan Desert early today, nearly 12 hours after his Russian-built private airplane crash-landed in a sandstorm. Three of the 13 people aboard the plane were killed in the crash. The dead were identified as two Palestinian pilots and a technician.”

Then came the Oslo thing, and later the Second Intifada, at which point it became clear that Yasser Arafat had some deal with the Devil to keep him alive while around him literally thousands of his people were being torn to pieces. Come to think of it, no one is responsible for more Palestinian deaths than Yasser Arafat, and many different organizations and individuals had very good reasons to want him dead.

Somebody finally did it.

According to a Reuters report, traces of the poisonous element polonium were found in Yasser’s belongings, and his widow is demanding that his body be exhumed for further tests.

Good for her. A reunion.

Arafat at last died in France in 2004, after a sudden illness which baffled doctors at the time. Reuters says many Palestinians have long suspected he was poisoned.

Darcy Christen, spokesman for the Institut de Radiophysique in Lausanne, Switzerland, told Reuters on Tuesday that it had found “surprisingly” high levels of polonium-210 in Arafat’s belongings.

Surprisingly? Are you kidding me? Surprisingly?

God bless whoever was the agent of destruction who saved the Palestinian people from their very worst enemy. For the sake of divine poetry, I hope it was a Palestinian.

About the Author: Yori Yanover has been a working journalist since age 17, before he enlisted and worked for Ba'Machane Nachal. Since then he has worked for Israel Shelanu, the US supplement of Yedioth, JCN18.com, USAJewish.com, Lubavitch News Service, Arutz 7 (as DJ on the high seas), and the Grand Street News. He has published Dancing and Crying, a colorful and intimate portrait of the last two years in the life of the late Lubavitch Rebbe, (in Hebrew), and two fun books in English: The Cabalist's Daughter: A Novel of Practical Messianic Redemption, and How Would God REALLY Vote.

The author's opinion does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The Jewish Press.

If you don't see your comment after publishing it, refresh the page.

Our comments section is intended for meaningful responses and debates in a civilized manner. We ask that you respect the fact that we are a religious Jewish website and avoid inappropriate language at all cost.

If you promote any foreign religions, gods or messiahs, lies about Israel, anti-Semitism, or advocate violence (except against terrorists), your permission to comment may be revoked.

One Response to “Arafat’s Ninth Life Was Clipped by Poison”

  1. Yoel Lawlor says:

    Good riddance to “the dentist”, aka Arafat.

Comments are closed.

Current Top Story
Graffiti found on a building in the village of Duma.
Arab Infant Killed in Arson ‘Price Tag’ Attack
Latest News Stories

Saudi Arabia may buy $5.4 billion worth of PAC-3 missiles as part of an effort by the Obama to soothe Riyadh’s anger over the nuclear agreement with Iran. The State Dept. approved the Lockheed missile sale, which also would be another plum for the military-industrial complex. Lockheed stated, “Lockheed Martin is supporting the US government […]

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu issued a statement after this mornings’ arson-murder, apparently by  price-tag terrorists, near Shechem (Nablus): I am shocked over this reprehensible and horrific act. This is an act of terrorism in every respect. The State of Israel takes a strong line against terrorism regardless of who the perpetrators are. I have ordered […]

Israeli security forces near a house in the village of Duma, where an apparent "price tag" arson attack killed a baby.

Thousands of security forces have been deployed to the Temple Mount. Mother and brother of baby are in critical condition.

The initial investigation indicates that Price Tag vandals have now graduated to murder.

California Democratic Congressman will vote against Iran deal because it fails to stop Iran from becoming a nuclear threshold state.

Hamas said that the unity government’s reshuffle was “unconstitutional and outside consensus.”

Jewish community leaders argued these “stolpersteine” — German for stumbling blocks — were an inappropriate form of remembrance because people would step on them.

The stabber is an ultra-Orthodox man who had stabbed three marchers at the gay pride parade in Jerusalem 10 years ago.

NGO-Monitor’s questions raises questions about AI’s professionalism and credibility…

Tel Aviv’s talent resources were ranked 3rd in the world — behind 2nd place Moscow and 1st place Silicon Valley.

The Prime Minister said that the procedures for inspections are “full of holes.”

“The deal before us now is simply too dangerous for the American people.”

Rabbis will appeal to Congressmen, especially the Jews, immediately before the Rosh HaShanah New Year.

A massive heat wave is expected to last throughout most of next week, if not longer.

Israel president Ruby Rivlin visits an IDF naval base in Haifa on July 28, 2015.

More Articles from Yori Yanover
rain ATM

A Jerusalem woman is trying to hold on to her umbrella while withdrawing some cash at a Meah Shearim ATM, Sunday, March 9, 2014. The rain appeared out of the blue (which is how rain should), after a warm week that started to feel like summer. Well, it don’t feel like summer no more. Last […]

Rabbi Meir Mazuz (seen visiting a synagogue in Crown Heights, Brooklyn) declared in a public Internet psak that it is legal for a Jew to go up to temple Mount.

Needless to say, Shas, the Haredi Sefardi party, is not happy.

“The only difference between this world and the time of Meshiach is our bondage to the gentile kingdoms.”

Here’s the Israeli Navy boat INS Hanit arriving in Eilat on Saturday, March 8, 2014, after capturing the Klos C, which was carrying dozens of advanced Iranian-supplied weapons made in Syria and intended for Palestinian guerrillas in the Gaza Strip. Here’s Israeli Navy Commander Vice Admiral Ram Rotberg speaking with the INS Hanit soldiers in […]

Pat Condell has a new video out, so, sit back, have fun. By the way, Message to Offended Muslims should not be confused with Message to Off Handed Muslims. Also, I’d love to hear what he has to say about Haredim.

The description that came with this picture says: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks with American actor Bette Midler during an event at the house of Hollywood producer Arnon Milchan in Hollywood on March 6, 2014. But Bette Midler is not really an actor, she’s a singer who made movies for the LGBT community and […]

We will shut them up in the campuses, we will shut them up in the high schools, we will shut them up at the 92nd St. Y.

An Israeli female soldier (because they’re better at removing babies from their homes) evacuates a baby from a settlement in Judea and Samaria some time in the recent past. I’m thinking, if the baby was angry enough, couldn’t he evacuate in return, right there in her arms? Imagine the same picture, except with a settler […]

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/yoris-daily-news-clips/arafats-ninth-life-was-clipped-by-poison/2012/07/04/

Scan this QR code to visit this page online: