Calling it the “crime of the century”, the Palestinians say that finding out who killed Yasser Arafat is a national and moral responsibility. Two reports into the death of the former leader have determined that Arafat did not die of disease or old age, but the reports do not agree on what was responsible for his death. Al Jazeera‘s Nisreen El-Shamayleh reports from Ramallah.
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Dr. Ilan Pappé is an Israeli historian who was a senior lecturer at Haifa University from 1984-2007. His position as an Israeli academic gave him access to official Israeli historical archives. Through research this Israeli-born academic learned the truth about the Israeli narrative. This clip of a lecture he gave in the US clarifies what happened on 1948, May 15th as Yawm An-Nakba or “Day of the Catastrophe.”
“It was suggested to them that so few years after the Holocaust it wasn’t a good idea to portray the Jews as murderers, expellers, looters, occupiers, and colonizers. This was a conscious decision by the political elites of the West to atone for what Europe did to the Jews in the Second World War. The price was very clear, the dispossession of Palestine.”
As Palestine refugees face an increasingly dire situation in Syria, some have made their way to the Gaza Strip, as Yousef Al-Helou finds in this video report for The Real News. Palestinian refugees who fled the Syrian civil war are split. Some support Assad, the others support the opposition