Arafat Pays Al Aqsa Brigades with Libyan Money

(San Francisco Chronicle) Matthew Kalman - Sources close to Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat say he has raised $2.5 million from Libyan leader Moammar Khadafi to finance continued terror attacks against Israel. The Libyan money has been paid into bank accounts controlled by Arafat in Beirut and Cairo to underwrite the terror activities of the Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades, the paramilitary wing of Arafat's Fatah movement. Members of the Brigades confirmed last week that they were receiving funds from Arafat's office. Israeli and Palestinian officials say privately that the Arafat-Khadafi link is part of a series of secret diplomatic moves by Arafat designed to undermine reformist Prime Minister

2003-06-24 00:00:00

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