Gone! Hamas Looters Steal Arafat's Nobel Peace Prize!
Another casualty of war.
A Palestinian militant poses in the office of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and the late Yasser Arafat inside Abbas’ personal office after it was taken over by Hamas in fighting in Gaza City, early Friday, June 15, 2007. Fatah forces collapsed under the onslaught by Hamas, which showed superior organization and motivation. (Getty)
Hamas looters ransacked the home of former Palestinian Authority chairman Yasser Arafat in Gaza City. They even stole Arafat’s Nobel Peace Prize medal!
The Jerusalem Post reported, via Charles Johnson:
Enraged Fatah leaders on Saturday accused Hamas militiamen of looting the home of former Palestinian Authority chairman Yasser Arafat in Gaza City.
“They stole almost everything inside the house, including Arafat’s Nobel Peace Prize medal,” said Ramallah-based Fatah spokesman Ahmed Abdel Rahman. “Hamas militiamen and gangsters blew up the main entrance to the house before storming it. They stole many of Arafat’s documents and files, gifts he had received from world leaders and even his military outfits.”
Abdel Rahman said the attackers also raided the second floor of the house and stole the personal belongings of his widow, Suha, and daughter, Zahwa. “They stole all the widow’s clothes and shoes,” he added. “They also took Arafat’s pictures with his daughter.”
Eyewitnesses told The Jerusalem Post that dozens of Palestinians participated in the raid, which took place late Friday.
The photographs of President Mahmoud Abbas (bottom R) and the late President Yasser Arafat are strewn on the ground as Hamas fighters search inside Abbas’ headquarters after they captured it in Gaza June 15, 2007. (REUTERS/Suhaib Salem)
The Wall Street Journal has more on the Arafat legacy.
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