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Abbas asked us to prepare for his departure, reveals Shaath

Nabil Shaath

INTERVIEW

Nabil Shaath is a senior member of the central committee of Fatah, the Palestinian National Liberation Movement. He has revealed that Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas asked the movement’s leadership recently to “arrange its affairs so they are not taken by surprise when he leaves this world and meets his creator.” However, during an exclusive interview with Arabi 21, Shaath insisted that this does not mean that Abbas wants to leave politics: “He just wants us to be ready for all possibilities.”

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Latin America, neo-imperialism and Palestine

Latin America, neo-imperialism and PalestineDownload the full transcript of the address by Dr Guillaume Long at the MEMO international conference: Palestine & Latin America in the 21st century.

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One more nail in the PLO’s coffin

MEMO commentary and analysisWhen the chairman of the Palestinian National Council (PNC) called a meeting of the body for 15-16 September the date reverberated darkly, for it was on 16 September 1982 that the Lebanese Christian Phalangist militia, acting with the support of the Israeli army, perpetrated the Sabra and Shatila massacre of Palestinian refugees. The slaughter took place less than three weeks after Yasser Arafat and his PLO fighters were forced to abandon their Beirut headquarters and relocate to Tunis.

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MEMO Profile: Yasser Arafat (24 August 1929 - 11 November 2004)

Yasser ArafatYasser Arafat: Icon of the Palestinian struggle

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The cliché one man’s terrorist is another man’s freedom fighter may well have been written for Yasser Arafat, for during his lifetime and the years beyond his death he has drawn considerable attention from both those who revere him as a symbol of resistance and those who despise him for taking up arms.

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Lecture: Where now for Palestine

Ronnie KasrilsDelivered in May 2015 in London, this was the second annual Abdelwahab Elmessiri Memorial Lecture.

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The illusive peace: the legacy of Oslo 20 years on

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Briefing Paper: The illusive peace: the legacy of Oslo 20 years on

In 1993, the Oslo accords launched a transitional process that was supposed to end in May 1999 with a Palestinian state in all of the West Bank, including Jerusalem, and the Gaza Strip. Twenty years on, this transitional period has become a permanent fixture on Palestine's political landscape. All that remains for the proposed Palestinian state is 42 per cent of the West Bank, and even that is fast diminishing due to Israeli settlement expansion.

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Notorious massacres of Palestinians between 1937 & 1948

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Notorious massacres of Palestinians between 1937 and 1948FACT SHEET

According to hundreds of Palestinian, Arab, Israeli, and Western sources, both written and oral, Zionist forces committed dozens of massacres against Palestinians during what was called the 1948 "war". Some of these are well-known and have been published while others are not. Below are some of the details of the most notorious massacres committed at the hands of Haganah and its armed wing, the Palmach, as well as the Stern Gang, the Irgun and other Zionist mobs.

 

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