Saying Republican presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani “doesn’t deserve to live,” Palestinian terror leaders are threatening to harm the former New York mayor for his hawkish stance toward the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and for his previous treatment of late-PLO leader Yasser Arafat.
“If I had the occasion to meet him (Giuliani), I would hurt him,” said Ramadan Adassi, chief of the Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades terrorist group in the West Bank’s Anskar refugee camp. “For the sake of the American people, Giuliani shouldn’t be elected. He is a disgusting guy and I think Americans must think very hard about their future and their soldiers who will be killed when they come to elect their leaders.”
Adassi was one of several terrorist leaders quoted threatening Giuliani in the new book, “Schmoozing with Terrorists: From Hollywood to the Holy Land Jihadists Reveal their Global Plans – to a Jew!,” by author and WND Jerusalem bureau chief Aaron Klein.
Klein asked dozens of senior terrorists from several groups to sound off on U.S. politics and whom they prefer to see in the White House.
Multiple leaders of the Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades had harsh words for Giuliani, who in 1995 famously booted Arafat from an invitation-only concert at New York’s Lincoln Center celebrating the 50th anniversary of the United Nations.
Arafat attempted to crash the event, and when Giuliani saw the PLO leader and his entourage making their way to a private box seat near the stage, the mayor immediately ordered Arafat off the premises, calling him a murderer and a terrorist.
The Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades, the declared “military wing” of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’ Fatah organization, was founded by Arafat. The Brigades, together with the Islamic Jihad terror group, took responsibility for every suicide bombing in Israel the past three years and for hundreds of shootings and rocket attacks.
Giuliani ‘doesn’t deserve to live’
Ala Senakreh, chief of the Brigades in the West Bank, is quoted in “Schmoozing” stating Giuliani “doesn’t deserve to live or even to be mentioned.”
“He wants war and he will most probably receive war. He hates Palestinians and we hate him. He hates Arafat and I tell him that it is Arafat who brought us to be very close to our independent state after decades during which Israel and your government did everything in order to prevent us from having our state,” Senakreh stated.
Giuliani’s harsh condemnation of Arafat was unusual for a politician in the mid-1990’s. The PLO leader was then being promoted as a moderate statesman after signing the 1993 Oslo Accords on the White House lawn with President Bill Clinton and Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin.
Giuliani explained his antipathy toward Arafat went back to his days as a federal prosecutor when he investigated several terrorist incidents to which the PLO was linked, including the 1985 hijacking of the Achille Lauro cruise ship.
“Arafat has never been held to answer for the murders that he was implicated in,” Giuliani said at a 1995 news conference.
Both Senakreh and Adassi were interviewed for “Schmoozing” several months ago. They have since been granted amnesty by Prime Minister Ehud Olmert in a gesture to boost Abbas’ Fatah organization against the rival Hamas terror group.
Abu Hamed, chief of the Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades in the northern West Bank, stated in Klein’s book that while he “hated” Giuliani, it is the former mayor and his Republican party that is “truly hated” around the world.
“[Giuliani] can hate Arafat and the Palestinians, but he knows that nobody is hated in the world more than his leadership, his party, his president, and his Zionist friends. All the polls in the world prove that this [conservative] wing of America and the Zionists are considered to be the most dangerous for the security of the world.”
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