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Commentary :: Human Rights
Yasser Arafat
23 Nov 2004
Yasser Arafat will go down in history as the George Washington of the
Palestinian Republic. His courage and devotion to the cause of the
Palestian people, in their unending battle for liberation and the
establishment of their own national homeland, was widely respected
and admired by millions of people the world over.
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The slanderist "Terrorist Label" which was heaped upon this great
leader by the likes of Ariel Sharon and George W. Bush, shall be
ignored for what it was, basically lies from two of the worlds
biggest war criminals.

In his speech to the United Nations in 1974, Arafat answered this
charge eloquently:

"The difference between the revolutionary and the terrorist lies in
the reason for which he fights. For whoever stands by a just cause
and fights for freedom and liberation of his land from the invaders,
the settlers and the colonialists, cannot possibly be called
terrorists... As to those who fight against just causes, those who
wage war to occupy, colonise and oppress other people, those are the
terrorists. Those are the people whose actions should be condemned,
who should be called war criminals; for the justice of the cause
determines the right to struggle."

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Re: Yasser Arafat
23 Nov 2004
Despite any opposition he did one thing no one else came close to doing...Arafat kept Palestine in the public awareness. Palestine didn;t just dissappear into nothingness and that was important. Now there is a chance to do something new and special. Go for it Palestine.