Secret document reveals .. Abbas discussed the overthrow of Arafat with Peres 26Oct11 October 26, 2011

The Palestinian Information Centre  -  25 October 2011

Amman, (PIC)– Hebrew media revealed on Sunday a secret document in the shape of minutes of a secret meeting between the then Foreign Minister, Shimon Peres and Mahmoud Abbas, who was the PA Prime Minister at the time.

Yediot Ahranot, which published part of the document, said that such documents will embarrass Abbas. The document, which will be published soon along with other documents in a book about former Israeli Prime Minister, Ariel Sharon, is about a secret meeting between Abbas and Peres and during which they discussed the overthrow of Arafat.

According to the writer of the report, Abbas and Peres used to make secret contacts behind the back of Yaser Arafat.

The document also reveals that Abbas told Peres that by having these secret contacts he was putting his life on the line. “If this meeting was to become known, count me as dead,” Abbas told Peres.

He further told Peres: “Israel should stop praising me so that my election chances are not impaired”.

According to the document, Abbas describes Arafat as a non-realistic man and asked the Israelis to convince the US to finance the PA when he gets elected.

“Sharon, biography of a leader” is a book written by Sharon’s son, Gilad Sharon, in which he draws on documents, letters and meeting minutes in his father’s personal archive.

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