And pushed his transformation from an international terrorist into a statesman. Shameful. From Israel National News, with thanks to the Constantinopolitan Irredentist:
(IsraelNN.com) The American government knew from the outset that Yasser Arafat was behind the 1973 terrorist attack that killed two diplomats in Sudan, according to secret documents released by the State Department and reported by CBS news.
The State Department apparently was not anxious to publicly link Arafat or his Fatah movement to the Khartoum attack. The released documents disclose that Arafat’s faction “participated in the attack, using a Fatah vehicle to transport the terrorists to the Saudi Arabian Embassy.” The attack took place in the Saudi diplomatic offices in Khartoum, Sudan, where two American diplomats were murdered.
While the American government kept quiet about Arafat’s involvement, the former terrorist leader addressed the United Nations General Assembly and became accepted by the international community.