"For years, our people have been subjected to a daily, intensive use of poison gas by the Israeli forces, which has led to an increase in cancer and other horrible diseases among women and children ... Israel has [also] chemically contaminated about 80 percent of water sources used by Palestinians."

Suha Arafat, wife of Yassir Arafat in a speech to Hillary Clinton in Ramallah, November 11, 1999

This was reported in the New York Post 11/12/99

The following is commentary about this speech from David Bar-Illan

One assumes that Mrs. Clinton knows that under Israeli rule, the Palestinian population enjoyed access to the best medical care in the Middle East, and that average life expectancy increased by 25 years.

She must also know that Palestinians and Israelis in this tiny country breathe the same air and drink the same water, and that even Satanic Israel has not yet developed a poison gas that can target only women and children. But rationality has no more to do with this outburst than it did with the medieval charge that the Jews caused the Black Plague by poisoning the wells from which they themselves drank.



        

                                                  

Arab Propaganda Associated Press BBC Boston Globe Chicago Tribune ABC NBC CBS CNN European Press
Los Angeles Times Newsweek New York Times NPR Philadelphia Inquirer Reuters Shockers Time Magazine