PA employee arrested for claiming Arafat was ‘not a martyr’

The arrest of Khalil Afaneh, a civil servant working for the Ministry of Endowments in the Jerusalem suburb of Abu Dis, was first reported by official news agency WAFA on Saturday, which explained in a laconic report that the cause for his arrest was “attacking and harming the martyr, eternal leader and symbol of the Palestinian people Abu Ammar (Arafat).”

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