The Italian magazine L’espresso published the diaries of the late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, in which he describes a secret deal with the former Prime Minister of Italy Silvio Berlusconi, his friendship with Fidel Castro and other interesting details of a bygone era.
As part of this deal, Arafat promised the Italian Prime Minister to refrain from attacks in his country and reports that he lied in order to help Berlusconi avoid charges of fraud, and urged Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein to go to war with Kuwait in 1990.
Nineteen diaries of the deceased in 2004, Arafat, who has long headed the Palestine liberation Organization (PLO), to be held by the Trustees in Luxembourg, and was recently sold to the French Fund.
Message L’espresso became the first public mention of these records that confirm circulating rumors in the press about collusion between Rome and the PLO. This agreement led to the fact that the Italian authorities allowed the terrorists who seized the in 1985, the cruise ship «Achille Lauro», to escape to Yugoslavia, thus avoiding extradition to the US.
«Italy is the Palestinian coast of the Mediterranean sea», – quotes the edition proud the approval of Arafat.
Note that a similar secret deal, protecting Switzerland from Palestinian terror, was made in the 70-ies of Geneva, said international terrorist Ilich Ramirez Sanchez, better known as «Carlos the Jackal».
Diary entries also show Arafat that the Palestinian leader lied to the Italian Prosecutor’s office, stating that he had received a bribe of 10 million lire, which in fact had received the socialist party of Italy.
In these memoirs, reported secret negotiations between Arafat and Yitzhak Rabin and Shimon Peres that Palestinian terrorist calls «wonderful people». Recall that these three received in 1994 the Nobel peace prize for the so-called «Oslo accords».
About these diaries, Arafat said in 1989 in an interview with Vanity Fair: «every year I replenish their write and write about all the secret negotiations. All recorded and future generations will understand what happened. It’s my duty, because I’m part of history.»