Suha Arafat: American Media Controlled by the Jews
Al Jazeera: Talk about what it's been like for you over the last, almost eight years, since his death.
[Suha Arafat:] There’s justice in life. Sometimes God brings this justice to us… yesterday, there was in the press, reports that the Hamas authority discovered Palestinian spies working for Israel, one of them for forty years, one for twenty.
There have been video allegations, confessions… one of them spoke about what he did for Rantissi, building bombs, moving information, but one of them, the most dangerous, said it has been my mission for twenty years, just the file of Suha Arafat, to destroy her image, to make allegations everywhere. Can you imagine? If they used Palestinian spies for this, what they would do in the international media, and the Jewish-controlled media in the United States, and all over.
So I say that truth will prevail, and justice will prevail in any way, and… it was very difficult to live with these allegations, because before I used to live with these allegations, and Yasser was here. He was here to protect me, and he would tell me, Suha, don’t worry, it’s not you they are attacking, it is me, by you. But by attacking me they want to attack his legacy when he died… it’s been eight years they were attacking him in every single place.
And the truth will prevail, that he has nothing to do with all these cases, but I pay the price of being his wife… we are the continuation of his family, of his legacy. All these people that were putting bad media – look where they are now, some of them in the Arab world… it was, I don’t tell you it was easy, it was a challenge, a continuous challenge.
You wake up in the morning and you don’t know what this day reserves for me, what they’re going to do, what kind of allegations they will spread… and unfortunately people believe because it’s amusing to speak about others. But I’m proud that with all that happened, that at least for me, it’s like a burden removed.