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Paper II Media Portrayal of Yasser Arafat and the Palestinian leadership.

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Paper II Media Portrayal of Yasser Arafat and the Palestinian leadership 1. Biography of Arafat ; Palestinian leadership 2. The peace Process Oslo Agreement 1993, the Camp David talks, current Intifada II disputes amongst both sides organisations Islamic Dschihad, Hamas, Hisbollah 3. Articles of both sides ( representatives) comparison, analysis 4. Arafats role in peace process Opinion: Importance and future of Arafat in Palestine 1. Mohammed Abdal Rauf Arafat el Kudwa el Husseini was born on August 27, 1929 in Jerusalem. As a teenager, he participated actively in protests against the mandatory power and victor of the First World War, Great Britain. In 1959 he founded the Fatah organisation which aimed at the militant protest against the "intruding Jews" occupying Palestine. Under the leadership of Arafat, it became one of the most powerful war organisations. In 1969 Fatah joined the Palestinian Liberation Organisation (PLO). ...read more.


Arafat was arrested in Ramallah under permanent supervision of Israeli military. 1 The leadership style of Yasser Arafat has not been without critics. He is known as undemocratic, authoritarian and arbitrary. His supporters do not share this view. Only hesitatingly sources tell about Arafats illness, problematic health and occasional confusions of mind, as reporters of the German newsmagazine "heute" find out.2 The Palestinian people is divided into different groups. Fundamental Islamic organisations such as Islamic Dschihad ("Holy war") and Hamas represent the most radical wing. Palestinian leadership is changing. Arafat loses more and more control over radical Islamic organisations. The international community supported Mahmud Abbas, an internal rival of arafat. Abbas became Minister president in _____ but resigned because of great political pressure _____ later. ...read more.


The Second Intifada: Towards the end of September, 2000, A former Israeli military general, and now Israel's Prime Minister, Ariel Sharon (accompanied by 1000 soldiers) visited a holy Muslim site, called the Temple Mount by the Israelis, and Haram al Sharif (Noble Sanctuary) by the Muslims and proclaimed it as eternal Israeli territory. Sharon had been accused of massacres in his military days and is well known to all. He is very right wing and against the peace process. This infuriated Palestinians, and led to a series of protests and violence and another major "uprising" or intifada.4 Total number of Palestinian deaths & injuries in West Bank & Gaza since Sept 29th, 2000 is 2,537 deaths, 23,896 injuries. (Figures inclusive to Oct. 24, 2003). Source: http://www.palestinercs.org/intifadasummary.htm 743 killed, 504 severely injured, 710 moderately and 3837 lightly injured, among them 11 MDA staff members. Source: http://www.israel.org/mfa/go.asp?MFAH0ia50 1 http://www.tagesschau.de/aktuell/meldungen/ 2 http://www.heute.t-online.de/ZDFheute 3 www.mideastweb.org/ meoslodop.htm 4 http://www.globalissues.org/Geopolitics/MiddleEast/Palestine/Violence2000.asp ...read more.

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