Palestinian Authority President Yasser Arafat praised the suicide bomber who killed 21 Israelis in the June 1 attack outside a Tel Aviv disco, according to the Jerusalem Post. The bomber was a “wonderful example of a hero,” Arafat said in a letter displayed on a German television show. Arafat’s office called the letter “a clear forgery.”
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