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[23 Sep 2003 | Comments Off on “Arafat’s fate should rest in Palestinian hands”, editorial in the Vancouver Sun | ]

By Gary Keenan,¬†published in the Vancouver Sun, Tuesday, September 23, 2003 in reply to “Forget about peace until Arafat and Sharon are out of the way, Norman Spector, September 19th, 2003.”
Arafat’s fate should rest in Palestinian hands
Columnist Norman Spector neglected to mention the extremely important fact that Yasser Arafat is the democratically elected leader of Palestinians in the occupied territories.
U.S. President George W. Bush and Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon have no right whatsoever to insist that Mr. Arafat be removed from power, especially when it is obvious he enjoys …