Palestinian Leader Attempts to Explain His Remarks
Lamis Andoni,, The Christian Science Monitor
AT a meeting for Palestinian contractors on May 29, Palestine Liberation Organization Chairman Yasser Arafat gave a speech packed with anecdotes that made the audience laugh at its irony, and even brought some to tears.
But before the speech was over, Mr. Arafat, as he has done more than once in recent weeks, raised both ire and eyebrow.
The chairman jumped from one subject to another in this speech, but made his message clear: The deal with Israel is far from adequate, but he has not betrayed his people's cause.
"It is the most we could get in the worst situation possible," he said, applauded by the contractors who attended from the West Bank town of …
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