The Palestinians followed through with their threat to sever ties with the US after Washington ordered the closure of the PLO mission in the American capital, an 'unacceptable measure,' the Palestinians say.
Arafat spent most of the last three years of his life in this bedroom on the ground floor of his Ramallah headquarters, after Israel confined him there over his direct involvement in encouraging terror and violence against Israelis.
For years, the Palestinian Authority encouraged attacks against Israel by supporting terrorists who are imprisoned in Israeli jails, and paying the families of those killed while carrying out terror attacks. Now, the US is taking steps to ensure its aid money does not end up in the hands of these terrorists.
Palestinians have been cooking up anti-Semitic blood libels against Israel for years. The most recent one, when PA President Mahmoud Abbas announced in front of the EU Parliament that Jewish rabbis called to poison Palestinian wells, went unchallenged by members of the EU who were present at the time.
The recent decisions by the PLO Central Council and PLO Executive Committee to end security coordination with Israel have ignited significant controversy within Palestinian society, according to a report published on Monday by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI).