"Quintessential Arafat"

This is what Kofi Annan, Arab lackey and chief representative of the United Nations, had to say about the man that was responsible for the heinous death of Malka: Yasser Arafat had "symbolized... the national aspirations of the Palestinian people."

Angela Bertz

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Adam Weinstein was 14.

He was a computer genius and a bright 9th grade student. He liked to play basketball and the piano. His brother described him as a good soul who never cursed and had many friends. In fact, on the 1st of December 2001, this vibrant, young teenager had been enjoying a night out with his friends. Just before 11:30, he spoke to his parents to tell them he was on his way home. Adam never spoke to his parents again. Shortly after that call, two Palestinian homicide bombers detonated an explosive belt and Adam, along with 10 more youngsters, were blown to pieces. The number of wounded was 180.

This is what Nelson Mandela, former President of South Africa, had to say about the man that was responsible for the heinous death of Adam: "Yasser Arafat was one of the outstanding freedom fighters of this generation, one who gave his entire life to the cause of the Palestinian people. We honor his memory today."

Current South African President Thabo Mbeki expressed his "deepest regret" at the death of a "giant of the struggle of the poor and... of the oppressed."

This is what Yasser Arafat once said: "I now see the walls of Jerusalem, the mosques of Jerusalem, the churches of Jerusalem. My brothers! With blood and with spirit we will redeem you, Palestine! Yes, with blood and with spirit we will redeem you, Palestine!"

Anya Kazachkov was 16.

Anna was a talented 11th grade student whose drawings now decorate the walls of her former school. Her mother described her daughter as full of life. She wanted to study, serve in the army and get married. Anya, born in Russia, had only been in Israel for two years. On a balmy 1st of June in 2001, Anya was excitedly waiting to go into a disco with her friends. Shortly before midnight, a Palestinian ghoul shattered not only Anya, but 19 other teenager's lives. One hundred more were wounded. Her mother, overwhelmed with grief at her daughter's funeral two days later, screamed that all she wanted was to see her daughter's face one more time.

This is what French President Jacques Chirac had to say about the man who was responsible for the heinous death of Anya: "With him disappears a man of courage and conviction, who for 40 years incarnated the Palestinians' fight for recognition of their national rights."

This is Yasser Arafat's message to Palestinian children: "Be a shahid." Arafat explains that dead Palestinian children- shahids - are "the greatest." Once, upon hearing the news of yet another dreadful attack on Israel, he declared: "The heroic martyrdom operation [of the man] that turned his body into a bomb [is] the model of manhood and sacrifice for the sake of Allah and the homeland."

Malka Roth was 15.

She was a beautiful girl, devoted to her family and often helped her mother with her severely handicapped sister. Through her experience in the home, she became devoted to the needs of special needs children. She was a gifted musician who played the classical flute. On the 9th of August, 2002, together with her best friend, she stopped for lunch at the Sbarro's Pizza parlour in Jerusalem. Just before 2:00pm, the packed restaurant paid host to an evil Palestinian ghoul who detonated a 5-10 kilogram bomb packed with nails and shrapnel. Malka's parents received her phone back with a one inch nail embedded in it. Fourteen more innocent people, including her best friend and five members of the same family, were also killed and 132 more were wounded.

This is what Kofi Annan, Arab lackey and chief representative of the United Nations, had to say about the man that was responsible for the heinous death of Malka: Yasser Arafat had "symbolized... the national aspirations of the Palestinian people." By signing the Oslo accords, "he took a giant step towards the realization of this vision. It is tragic that he did not live to see it fulfilled. Now that he has gone, both Israelis and Palestinians, and the friends of both peoples throughout the world, must make even greater efforts to bring about the peaceful realization of the Palestinian. right of self-determination."

These are words spoken by Yasser Arafat: "We, the PLO, will concentrate all our efforts on splitting Israel psychologically into two camps. Within five years, we will have six to seven million Arabs living on the West Bank and in Jerusalem. The PLO plans to eliminate the State of Israel and establish a purely Palestinian State. We will make life unbearable for Jews by psychological warfare and population explosion; Jews won't want to live among Arabs."

Shmuel Taubenfeld was three months old.

There is not much to be said for his short life other than that he never had a chance to take his first step. He never spoke his first word. He would never have a first day at school. He would never know how the bees make honey. He probably never understood what it meant to smell a flower. On August 19th, 2003, a Palestinian homicide bomber dressed as an orthodox Jew got on the same bus as him. Twenty-two people were blown to pieces and 136 were wounded, many of them children and babies. Some of the victims had to be identified by their DNA.

The rabbi at the funeral of baby Shmuel said these poignant words "You will now be an angel who will protect us and strengthen us." Shmuel was buried alongside his mother, Goldie, in Jerusalem and is survived by his father and 12 siblings.

This is what Polish President Aleksander Kwasniewski had to say about the man who was responsible for the heinous death of baby Shmuel: "The death of Yasser Arafat is a departure from political life of one of the most charismatic, one of the most colorful and controversial figures, both in the Middle East and the wider political world."

The Spanish government had the following to say: "The Spanish government expresses its great sadness at the death of Yasser Arafat, the president of the Palestinian National Authority, and winner of the Nobel peace prize. Arafat's charismatic personality, the international status that he gave to the Palestinian nation and his unrelenting fight for recognition for his people makes him one of the most relevant leaders of our time."

These are words spoken by Yasser Arafat: "They are waging open war against the Palestinian people... We must confront them, we must confront them, we must confront them. We must confront them in every sense of the word."

Elad Cohen was 20.

He was one month away from his 21st birthday. A neighbour described him as a quiet and serious boy, who had very much wanted to serve in a combat unit, where he thrived, making many friends. On May 12, 2004, Elad, along with five other soldiers, was on a mission to destroy tunnels used by the Palestinians to smuggle weapons and ammunition used in deadly attacks against Israel. His armoured personnel carrier was hit by an anti-tank rocket and he was blown to pieces. Later, the people of Gaza raced through the streets like cannibals with the torn body parts of these young soldiers. These sub-human creatures later tried to use the return of these body parts to Israel as bargaining chips to force Israel into painful concessions.

This is what Chinese President Hu Jintao had to say about the man who was responsible for the heinous death of Elad. He called Yasser Arafat "a brilliant leader" and "a great friend" of China and urged Palestinians to continue efforts to bring peace to the Middle East.

Communist neighbours North Korea decreed a three-day condolence period and issued the following statements: "Yasser Arafat was a close friend of the Korean people as he made ceaseless efforts to develop friendly and cooperative relations between the peoples of North Korea and Palestine. ...His noble accomplishments will always be remembered by not only Palestinians but also the international community."

These are words once spoken by Yasser Arafat: "To Jerusalem we will march, millions of martyrs. And, O God, Master of the Universe, please let me be one of the martyrs. Al-jihad, al-jihad, al-jihad, al-jihad, al-jihad, al-jihad!" (Holy war, holy war, holy war, holy war, holy war, holy war.)

The last saccharine filled words of the day have to belong to the senior apologist for Palestinian terrorism, Hannan Ashrawi. This lady has for years used her exceptional oratorical skills to no other purpose than to spew out vile lies and propaganda, faster than Palestinians bullets can be plowed into the head of a pregnant mother and her four little daughters.

Commenting on the outpouring of grief at the funeral in Ramallah, she described Arafat as a man of the people ? a great leader, a great statesman and a great father.

The funeral, she added, is "quintessential Arafat" ? "he would have loved it."




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