Abbas: Arafat Shrine Will Be Moved to Yerushalayim, “the Capital of Palestine”


yasser-arafatPresident Mahmoud Abbas announced on Monday that the shrine of late president Yasser Arafat will be moved to Jerusalem “the capital of Palestine” at the earliest opportunity, the Ma’an News Agency reported.

The announcement was made by Abbas during the opening of the Arafat museum in Ramallah. Abbas said that Arafat deserves to “remain immortal in the hearts of our people.”

Meanwhile, on Sunday, the Fatah movement said the commemoration of the 10th anniversary of the death of Arafat in Gaza would be canceled, Ma’an reported. The ceremony was scheduled to occur on Tuesdy and would have been the first commemoration of Arafat’s death allowed in the Strip since Hamas took control of Gaza in 2007.

“After the series of explosions and assaults against Fatah leaders, we have been notified by Hamas’ political and security officials that security services won’t be able to take charge of security arrangements during the Arafat anniversary ceremony,” said a senior Fatah leader in the Gaza Strip.

{Maan News, Ynet, Israel}


  1. It will never happen. They can talk but it won’t be allowed, if not by the leadership, then by the One who runs everything. The Ribbono Shel Olam runs everything; that is why our being galus all these years, the Har HaBayit was under the control, up until this day, of the moslems, and now the notzrim want to take over, chas v’chalilah, and will try to erect one of their avodah zorah, but it will bring on the wrath of H’. Geulah is very close.