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Arafat Burial Revisited

Bob made a very reasonable suggestion yesterday that Yassar Arafat should be buried in Ramallah when he dies.

I tend to disagree and think that under no circumstances should he be buried anywhere within the Palestinian territories.

A reader was kind enough to send us this suggestion as to what should happen to Yasser's remains:
Arafat Burial Suggestion
By Dr. Pat Santy November 7, 2004

There are strong differences of opinion between Israel and the Palestinian Authority about where Yasser Arafat should be buried. Let me make a modest proposal.

But before I make my suggestion, a little history is in order. On October 7, 1985 as 69 year old disabled Leon Klinghoffer sat in his wheelchair aboard the Achilles Lauro cruise ship, four Palestinian terrorists shot then threw him overboard while his wife watched in horror. Leon and Marilyn Klinghoffer, American Jews, had been celebrating their wedding anniversary by taking this cruise.

Yasser Arafat's life was a monument to hatred, self-absorption and death. He encouraged suicide bombers and prevented any solution to the Palestinian Israeli conflict. He single-handedly over the last decades has seen to it that the Palestinian people remain poor and oppressed, while he systematically looted their wealth and destroyed their dreams. The world will not miss this bastard and the sooner he dies, the better for his people. He was his entire life a Terrorist with a capital "T".

I propose that his body be placed in a wheelchair, and that he be wheeled off the deck of some ship--possibly a garbage scow--and dumped without ceremony into the deepest part of the ocean. Preferably, his "devoted" wife can be nearby watching, if she can bestir herself from her lavish lifestyle in France.

This is what Arafat deserves. Nothing more and nothing less.
There was nothing honourable about Arafat's life. After his death, let's not pretend there was.

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