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.

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)


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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.

“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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