DESPITE MINI-WAR, ARAFAT ARRESTS DISSIDENTS

  • Middle East Newsline
  • October 10, 2000
RAMALLAH [MENL] -- Even amid the mini-war with Israel, Palestinian AuthorityChairman Yasser Arafat remains sensitive to dissident voices amongPalestinians. Arafat's security forces have detained and interrogated a leadingPalestinian dissident after he called for the release of politicalprisoners. Khaled Amayreh, editor of the weekly Hebron Times, urged Arafatin a television broadcast to free all political detainees and close thePA-owned casino in Jericho.
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