PA minister: Israel poisoned Arafat the same way Jews poisoned Prophet Mohammed

Palestinian minister of religious affairs says Prophet Mohammed told his wife he was poisoned in Jewish town Khaibar.

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November 13, 2013 20:03
Yasser Arafat at the UN General Assembly, November 11, 2001.

Yasser Arafat looking unhappy 370. (photo credit: REUTERS/Mike Segar)

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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