A Palestinian Authority minister has accused Israel of poisoning former PLO leader Yasser Arafat in the same way Jews “poisoned Prophet Muhammad.”

A video released by Palestinian Media Watch showed Mahmoud Habbash, PA Minister for Religious Affairs, make the allegations during a recent sermon.

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“Yasser Arafat died as a martyr,” Habbash said. “We never had the slightest doubt that they [Israel] killed him. They killed him in one way or another.”

Habbash repeated the charge that Jews had poisoned Prophet Muhammad: “When the prophet was dying, he told Aisha [his wife]: ‘I feel the pain of the poison I ate in Khaibar [a Jewish town].’ The poison he ate in Khaibar. He continued to suffer from the pain until he died.”

Habbash said that Arafat was killed “the same way Prophet Muhammad was killed.

I don’t think that any of us has the slightest doubt that Arafat was killed. Deep inside we all know who killed him.”

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