This letter is one of many collected by Israeli intelligence officials showing Yasser Arafat’s involvement in bankrolling terrorist activity. Just days after the 9-11 attacks, the PLO cut this deal with Arafat:
The Palestinian Liberation Organization
The Palestinian National Authority
The President’s Bureau
To the Fighting President
Brother Abu Amar, may the Lord protect you,
I hereby request you to allocate financial aid in the sum of $2500 for the following brethren:
1. Ra’ed el Karmi (note: former commander of a group in the Fatah/Tanzim Tulkarm that masterminded the attack on the Bat-Mitzvah party in Hadera).
2. Amar Qadan (note: a senior activist of Presidential Security/Force 17 in Ramallah, involved in the activities of its operational cell).
Your son, Hussein al Sheikh
(note: senior Fatah activist in the West Bank)
(Note: in Yasser Arafat’s handwriting:)
Asslocate $600 to each of them.
Yasser Arafat (signature)
This is the same man French President Jacques Chirac called a “man of courage and conviction who, for 40 years, has incarnated the Palestinians’ combat for recognition of their national rights.”
If those aren’t words spoken from a true apologist for terror, I don’t know what are.
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