November 11, 2004

The most Unrealistic, Harmful

Arafat is gone, Sad for many Palestinians but true.

Yet what is important now, is what would happen after.
Whatever the Palestinian nation decides, Islamic Republic of Iran's reaction contained the most stupid, unrealistic, unjustifiable, and yet the most harmful comments for the Palestinians.

In the letter published by the Iran's government, after expressing sorrow for his death, Abu ammar's name is listed among Sheikh Yassin, Fathi Shaghaghi, Rentisi and others who were all leaders of Palestinian groups who did not support Arafat's ideas, but on the other hand were supported by Tehran.
Later in the letter, the government encourages Palestinian people to fight, until all the Palestinian lands have been freed, and until a Palestinian government can choose "Beytul moghaddas" as its capital. Goals obviously not supported by the late Arafat, in which definitely no peace is ever achievable.

I'm curious now that there are streets and places in Tehran named after people like Shaghaghi, will the government name some place after Yasser Arafat, who was defenitely an icon and leader of the Palestinian nation?

Posted by Shauheen at November 11, 2004 01:47 PM