Yasser Arafat Quotes

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Yasser Arafat Quotes

The Israelis are mistaken if they think we do not have an alternative to negotiations. By Allah I swear they are wrong. The Palestinian people are prepared to sacrifice the last boy and the last girl so that the Palestinian flag will be flown over the walls, the churches and the mosques of Jerusalem.
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I come bearing an olive branch in one hand, and the freedom fighter's gun in the other. Do not let the olive branch fall from my hand.

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Yasser Arafat Quotes: Palestine is the cement that holds the
Palestine is the cement that holds the Arab world together, or it is the explosive that blows it apart.

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We plan to eliminate the state of Israel and establish a purely Palestinian state. We will make life unbearable for Jews by psychological warfare and population explosion. We Palestinians will take over everything, including all of Jerusalem.

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The victory march will continue until the Palestinian flag flies in Jerusalem and in all of Palestine.

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This is my homeland no one can kick me out.

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Yasser Arafat Quotes: Our law is a jordanian law that we
Our law is a Jordanian law that we inherited, which applies to both the West Bank and Gaza, and sets the death penalty for those who sell land to Israelis.

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The Palestinian Rifle is ready and we will aim it if they try to prevent us from praying in Jerusalem.

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Whoever thinks of stopping the uprising before it achieves its goals, I will give him ten bullets in the chest.

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Yasser Arafat Quotes: Peace for us means the destruction of
Peace for us means the destruction of Israel. We are preparing for an all-out war, a war which will last for generations.

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In order to obtain the goal of returning to Palestine, all of us sometimes have to grit our teeth.

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It's always convenient for certain people to heap accusations on Israel.

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The Palestinian people have no national identity.
I, Yasser Arafat, man of destiny, will give them that identity through conflict with Israel.

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Choose your friends carefully. Your enemies will choose you.

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Since we cannot defeat Israel in war, we do this in stages. We take any and every territory that we can of Palestine, and establish a sovereignty there, and we use it as a springboard to take more. When the time comes, we can get the Arab nations to join us for the final blow against Israel.

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All our moves are based on four general principles: continued use of the rifle, no waiving of historical rights, no peace, and no negotiations ... Whatever form of government is established in the territory when the shadow of occupation passes away, whenever I address my fighters and revolutionaries, I shall say: 'Let our rifles be aimed at the beloved land, the land of the homeland, the land of Palestine

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Yasser Arafat Quotes: We will not bend or fail until the blood
We will not bend or fail until the blood of every last Jew from the youngest child to the oldest elder is spilt to redeem our land!

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Martyrs, martyrs, martyrs, ... we want a million martyrs to march on Jerusalem.

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Yasser Arafat Quotes: The israelis are mistaken if they think
The Israelis are mistaken if they think we do not have an alternative to negotiations. By Allah I swear they are wrong. The Palestinian people are prepared to sacrifice the last boy and the last girl so that the Palestinian flag will be flown over the walls, the churches and the mosques of Jerusalem.

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Yasser Arafat Quotes: This child who is grasping the stone
This child, who is grasping the stone, facing the tank, is it not the greatest message to the world when that hero becomes a martyr? We are proud of them.

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Palestine is only a stones throw away for a small Palestinian boy or girl.

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We completely condemn this very dangerous attack, and I convey my condolences to the American people, to the American president and to the American administration, not only in my name, but on behalf of the Palestinian people.

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You are the generation that will reach the sea and hoist the flag of Palestine over Tel Aviv.

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Yasser Arafat Quotes: Jordan recognizes that east jerusalem is
Jordan recognizes that east Jerusalem is the capital of the Palestinian state and Jordan rejects foreign sovereignty
Israeli sovereignty
over the holy sites

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I am convinced that our people are now on the way to establishing a Palestinian state. The agreement signed in Cairo is the first step in establishing the state, and therefore it should be implemented.

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All religious wars are about people arguing over who has the biggest invisible friend.

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The Palestinian state is within our grasp. Soon the Palestinian flag will fly on the walls, the minarets and the cathedrals of Jerusalem.

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Yasser Arafat Quotes: Even if only one guerilla cub survives
Even if only one guerilla cub survives the prolonged struggle, I am confident that he will raise the flag of Palestine overJerusalem ... Jerusalem is destined to be the eternal capital of our sovereign, independent Palestinian state under the P.L.O. leadership.

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The war of attrition against the Zionist enemy will never cease.

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The goal of our struggle is the end of Israel, and there can be no compromise.

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We shall never stop until we can go back home and Israel is destroyed ... The goal of our struggle is the end of Israel, and there can be no compromises or mediations ... the goal of this violence is the elimination of Zionism from Palestine in all its political, economic and military aspects ... We don't want peace, we want victory. Peace for us means Israel's destruction and nothing else.

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I want to tell Carter and Begin that when the Arabs set off their volcano there will be only Arabs in this part of the world ... Our people will continue to fuel the torch of the revolution with rivers of blood until the whole of the occupied homeland is liberated, the whole of the homeland is liberated, not just a part of it.

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I am not Mr. Chairman. I am His Excellency, the President of Palestine.

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I swear to God, I will see [the Palestinian state], whether as a martyr or alive. Please, God, give me the honor of becoming a martyr in the fight for Jerusalem.

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Our basic aim is to liberate the land from the Mediterranean Seas to the Jordan River. We are not concerned with what took place in June 1967 or in eliminating the consequences of the June war. The Palestinian revolution's basic concern is the uprooting of the Zionist entity from our land and liberating it.

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Peace cannot be achieved except after the cessation of military escalation and the economic and financial siege.

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Anyone who relinquishes a single inch of Jerusalem is neither an Arab nor a Muslim.

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Jerusalem is the capital of the Palestinian state.

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We do not want to destroy any people. It is precisely because we have been advocating coexistence that we have shed so much blood.

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Find what strength you have to terrorize your enemy and the enemy of God.

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What Kuwait did to the Palestinian people is worse than what has been done by Israel to Palestinians in the occupied territories.

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Israel must withdraw from Jerusalem so that it becomes the capital of a state of Palestine.

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Yasser Arafat Quotes: With hearts that believe in allahs will
With hearts that believe in Allah's will and predetermination, we have received the news about the martyrdom of the martyr ... Al-Hotary, the son of Palestine, whose noble soul ascended to ... in order to rest in Allah's Kingdom, together with the Prophets, the men of virtue, and the martyrs. The heroic martyrdom operation ... who turned his body into bombs ... the model of manhood and sacrifice for the sake of Allah and the homeland.

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We will make the lives of the infidels hell - millions of martyrs marching on Jerusalem.

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I send my condolences, and the condolences of the Palestinian people to American President Bush and his government and to the American people for this terrible act ... We completely condemn this serious operation ... We were completely shocked ... It's unbelievable, unbelievable, unbelievable.

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