Abu Fadi: A Credible Conspiracy
Could Israel Assassinate Arafat?
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Last Sunday, top officials of Fatah issued a report claiming that Mohammed Dahlan sent poison disguised as medicine to President Yasser Arafat while he was in a Paris hospital, eventually killing him. Yet, until now, the popular Palestinian belief was that Israel was responsible for Arafat's death. Is the new claim a conspiracy theory designed to harm Dahlan’s political power, an Israeli plot to create disinformation on Arafat’s death, or can it be explained otherwise? Invariably, all media reports stated the Palestinian new claim was based only on Dahlan order to Arafat guards to burn the vials in which the poison was stored. It was presented as “poor-evidence,” but it actually equals to the hurried destruction of the 9/11 evidence (the towers debris) by the American government, or by any other destruction of evidence following criminal acts. On the attack on me in July 2009, all my photographs and notes collected on the ongoing terrorist harassment against me by the Israeli and Bolivian governments was destroyed in the same way. Premeditated destruction of evidence invariably points at a crime and its perpetrators.
Can a reconciliation between the two claims be done? Was it the Shin Beth the one to poison Arafat, or was Mohammed Dahlan, a.k.a. Abu Fadi, the responsible? The claim Israel was behind the murder was credible. Khaled Mashal was poisoned almost to death by order of bio-terrorist Netanyahu; leading to an almost rupture between Israel and its close ally Jordan. I have analyzed other poisoning events driven by this terrorist state. A useful hint is in Abu Fadi’s past.
Born in Gaza's Khan Younis Refugee Camp, Mohammed Yusuf Dahlan is the former leader of Fatah in Gaza. In 1981 he helped to establish the Gaza branch of the Fatah Youth Movement Fatah Hawks in the Gaza Strip. Between 1981 and 1986, he was arrested by Israel 11 times for his leading role in the movement. During his time in prison, he learned to speak Hebrew fluently. Following his release from prison, Dahlan completed a BA in Business Administration at the Islamic University of Gaza and kept being politically active.
He was so active that following the Oslo Agreements, he was chosen to head the Preventive Security Service (PSS) in Gaza. The Preventive Security Force is the official security apparatus of the Palestinian National Authority, in other words the Palestinian Shin Beth, or what in other Arabic speaking countries would be called the muhabbarath (spelling may vary). It was established in 1994 by President Yasser Arafat as result of the Oslo Accords. The PSS provides intelligence to the political level, its duties including counter-terrorism, counter-espionage, and defending national economy. Usually it is regarded as highly professional; its cadres are mostly university graduates who receive intensive training both domestically and abroad.
But, where did the PSS appear from? Its duties identify a Walsingham-state ideology. The subtext on the descriptions appearing in the Hebrew and Jew-controlled media hint at the truth but are never too explicit. Fact is – and I’m saying that with complete confidence - is that the PSS structure was designed by the Shin Beth, under the approval and suervision of Yitzhak Rabin. The Shin Beth also trained many of the PSS officers, who in the past had served as low-level informants of the Shin Beth during the Intifada. We are talking of sister organizations, which in more than one occasion had shared staff. Dahlan was trained by the Shin Beth.
It would be almost superfluous to add anything, but then, Mohammed Dahlan is a well known support of the Americans and rather corrupt. In 2007, Dahlan assisted a US plan to overthrow the elected Hamas government in Gaza, known as the Battle of Gaza. The coup failed when Hamas carried out a counter-coup that threw the Fatah forces out of Gaza, a fitting end to his ongoing violence towards Hamas (during the entire 1990s his forces were accused of torturing Hamas detainees, to the extent that Gaza became nicknamed "Dahlanistan”). His corruption was made public in the Karni scandal of 1997 it was revealed that Dahlan was diverting 40% of the taxes levied at the Karni Crossing (an estimated one million Shekels a month) to his personal bank account (he had Israeli bank accounts also).
I almost tempted to say what is clear by now, but then some self-righteous Zionist would jump on me saying: “It’s circumstantial.” Thus let’s contemplate a few other events in the life of Abu Fadi.
Hamas has claimed that two Palestinians arrested in Dubai for suspected involvement in the assassination of Mahmoud al-Mabhouh (Ahmad Hassanain and Anwar Shheibar) are former members of a death cell which carried out violent suppression of Hamas members. Both work at a construction company in Dubai owned by Dahlan. A senior Hamas official told Al-Hayat newspaper that the two provided logistical aid to the Mossad hit team alleged to have carried out the assassination, renting them cars and hotel rooms. Dahlan denies the charges.
Then, why should anyone trust my analysis; why should I put myself in danger of an ADL lawsuit? Let’s see what the PSS itself says. When Dahlan led the PSS Gaza branch, the West Bank one was run by Jibril Rajoub, who later became a prominent Palestinian politician. The New York Times published an article named “Once Neighbors, Now Rival Palestinian Leaders,” by James Bennet on April 29, 2003, where Jibril Rajoub openly accused Dahlan of being an Israeli agent.
All of the sudden, the odd claim at the beginning of this article makes sense. Israel could have killed Arafat. Dahlan may have provided the poison. These claims do not contradict but compliment each other.
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