Arafat's $1.3 Billion

American VoicesWorld ISSUE 38•30 Aug 21, 2002

PLO leader Yasser Arafat has amassed a personal fortune of $1.3 billion—much of it allegedly coming from international aid intended for his people. What do you think?

  • “Wow, you could strap a lot of dynamite to a lot of teens with that kind of cash.”

    Phil Dixon –
    Systems
    Analyst

  • “I had my suspicions when I saw footage of PLO soldiers throwing some really, really great rocks.”

    Melissa Unger –
    Dentist

  • “Shit, you'd think he'd be able to afford to move.”

    Danny Ploeg –
    Sales Representative

  • “It's not surprising. Arafat's compound is among among the most lavish cement dwellings in the entire West Bank.”

    Rachel Kittridge –
    Florist

  • “Arafat's got $1.3 billion? I guess he does have a nickel for every time somebody called him a terrorist.”

    Bob Lawton –
    Civil Engineer

  • “So as much as he hates the Jews, deep down he's really not all that different.”

    Ron Runnels –
    Cashier