- May 7, 2010
- Reaction score
- Political Leaning
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.
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.