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Arafat pushed for Second Intifada

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The late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat urged Hamas to carry out attacks inside Israel when he felt peace talks had failed, a senior Hamas leader said in remarks published on Wednesday.

"Arafat signalled to the Hamas movement to carry out a number of military operations in the heart of the Jewish state when he felt that the negotiations with the occupation government had failed," Mahmud Zahar said during a meeting with Hamas MPs on Tuesday, according to the Hamas-linked Falasteen newspaper.
Source: AFP

Some are not gonna be surprised, I have to say I am not particularly surprised. Still, exactly how this played out seems to be unclear. What the article says might suggest that Arafat had a different idea of what the intifada would look like.
 

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Source: AFP

Some are not gonna be surprised, I have to say I am not particularly surprised. Still, exactly how this played out seems to be unclear. What the article says might suggest that Arafat had a different idea of what the intifada would look like.
Once you put these type of things in motion it is difficult to control them. Arafat probably understood that as well as anyone.
 

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Once you put these type of things in motion it is difficult to control them. Arafat probably understood that as well as anyone.
He never tried to control them after they've been set in motion. He only like to control the timing of it all.
 
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