Arafat and the Dream of Palestine: An Insider's Account by Bassam Abu Sharif

By Bassam Abu Sharif

Abu Sharif was once one of many world’s so much infamous and unsafe terrorists within the 60’s and 70’s, appearing as “minister of propaganda” for the Popular entrance for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) and as a recruiter for terrorists like Carlos the Jackal. In 1972, a bomb used to be placed in a e-book and despatched to him, leaving him half-blind, deaf in a single ear, and virtually fingerless. eventually forsaking using violence as a way to accomplish his Palestinian nationalist aspirations, he aligned himself with Yasser Arafat, ultimately turning into one in every of his closest advisors.In this e-book, Abu Sharif, usually along Arafat, takes us behind the curtain of the entire significant occasions within the center East over the last 30 years, from the key caves within the West financial institution the place Arafat concealed on his solution to Jerusalem in 1967 to the peace negotiations in Oslo in 1993. Arafat and the Dream of Palestine combines a deeply own account, expert by means of Abu Sharif’s shut dating with Arafat, with a gripping, profoundly human historical past of Palestine.

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4 ARAFAT’S ESCAPE W ith the fighting still continuing and the committee sent by Nasser about to leave Amman, I, along with several of Arafat’s inner circle, advised him to contact the committee before they left. We all felt it was advisable for him to give the committee our perspective on the situation we were facing. ” he responded. His voice was tense. The Jordanian army had been shelling all of our locations so heavily that it was practically impossible for any one of us, let alone Arafat, to move from one location to another without risking either being killed or arrested.

Previously, the military cells within each branch had been a mishmash of nationalities; there could be a Bahraini, a Qatari, a Palestinian, and a Moroccan in one cell, for example. This was not a good idea since each individual would be looking out for the interests of his own region or nation, very much 12 • ARAFAT AND THE DREAM OF PALESTINE with a tribal mentality. The Executive Committee now ordered that each individual was to join a cell in his own regional section so that the development of programs would meet the requirements of each individual country.

The committee had been able to contact King Hussein but could not reach Arafat or any of the Palestinian leadership. While the committee was in Amman, Jordanian radio stations continued to broadcast pleas from some of Arafat’s colleagues in the Central Committee, asking him to cease fighting as well. Two days after arriving in Amman, despite its inability to reach Arafat and other members of the Palestinian leadership, the committee issued a statement calling for an end to the bloodshed. They also announced that since they had not been able to mediate a cease-fire, there was no reason for them to remain any longer.

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