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Reprint of "Human Shield in Ramallah" satire to commemorate Arafat death by 'unknown' AIDS cause

Terrorist rallies and Arafat Museum planned in Ramallah
November 11, 2005


"Human beings might stoop to bless a creature so evil -- as indeed Arafat was blessed, with money, deference, even a Nobel Prize -- but God, I am quite sure, will damn him for eternity." http://www.boston.com/news/globe/editorial_opinion/oped/articles/2004/11/11/arafat_the_monster/


Palestinians mark Arafat's death

One year on, Palestinians reflect
Palestinians are commemorating the first anniversary of the death of their late leader, Yasser Arafat.

The foundation stone of a new Arafat museum complex has been laid at his old base in the West Bank town of Ramallah, 12 months after his death aged 75.

The ceremony, attended by top officials from Palestinian factions and a handful of foreign diplomats, was led by Mr Arafat's successor, Mahmoud Abbas.

Thousands of people are expected to attend a rally in his honour later.

Mr Abbas is among top Palestinian officials expected to address large crowds during the meeting after Friday prayers.

Loyal followers

Several thousand people joined a rally organised by the ruling Fatah party on Thursday night, at which leaders of all the major factions sat beneath a large portrait of the late leader.

"We will remain loyal to the path of Yasser Arafat," said top Fatah official Abdullah Franji, pledging to carry on the struggle for a Palestinian state.

The party, founded by Mr Arafat in 1965, has organised another rally in Gaza City on Saturday.

Palestinians look at posters of Yasser Arafat and Mahmoud Abbas Arguments continue over Yasser Arafat's legacy as long-time leader
Speculation over the cause of Mr Arafat's death in a French military hospital in Paris continues among Palestinians.

A Palestinian ministerial inquiry proved inconclusive but said his death was not caused by germs, cancer, poisoning or Aids. His wife, Suha, refused to allow an autopsy.

The BBC's Alan Johnston in Jerusalem says that a year after Mr Arafat's death, arguments continue over his legacy.

There was a time when Israel used to argue that there was no such thing as a Palestinian people, he says. Nobody did more to dispel that notion than Yasser Arafat.

He put his people's cause at the centre of the world's attention, and Palestinians will always remember and respect him for that, our correspondent says.

But many Palestinians are also very much aware of Mr Arafat's weaknesses, and his critics argue that he failed to lay proper foundations for any future Palestinian state.

Although Mr Abbas has tried to draw militant groups into a lasting ceasefire, he has never succeeded in really asserting himself, our correspondent says, and his party Fatah is in disarray and under challenge from the militant group Hamas.

There is a sense of drift and Palestinians worry about the deteriorating economy. At the same time, they feel no closer to establishing a viable state of their own.


Human Shield in Ramallah - Menselijk Schild in Ramallah

by Luuk Koelman translated by Beila Rabinowitz


October 16, 2003

Duisenberg and Arafat

Gretta Duisenberg is lying on her cot, in the Arafat's ruined compound, somewhere in Ramallah. She is wide awake. Her bare feet are sticking out from under the covers. She can see her polished red toenails which match her white satin night gown. The sound of an ambulance echoes in the distance. Her travel clock indicates that it is exactly 6:12 .

Yasser Arafat is lying on the cot next to her, the man for whom she is prepared to give her life as a human shield. She wants to be with him day and night. Gretta thinks about his mental stamina and of that of the Palestinian people, who have been fighting the occupation for so long.

She thinks about the uneven struggle.
Yasser and his people against the helicopters and the tanks of the Israeli army.

David against Goliath.

Arafat is sleeping like a baby. He snores with pleasure. What a darling!

And not just that; this fragile man is has something macho about him, sleeping with his uniform on. She finds it very erotic. A man must always be prepared in time of war.

Gretta carefully leans over Arafat's face. She studies his grey and white beard stubble, his blubbery lips, and the wrinkled black and white checkered cloth on his head. He appears exotic, unkempt, his chest rises softly up and down under the blankets.

Then it happens.

Yasser turns in his sleep. He stretches, sighs, and pushes his knee sharply against her thigh. Gretta's body begins to tremble. She hasn't had this feeling in years. The thrill of the forbidden !

She feels like a girl of twenty.

What should she do?

Yasser isn't a man that you just take into your arms. Anyway, he's much too small for that.

Again she feels the raw touch of his knees. Gretta thinks about all the 'bad boys', and on the excitement of being in love. She feels weak. This man is so much more exciting then her husband Wim.

This man needs her.

Then nature takes it's course.

Gretta pulls up the blankets hurls herself on Arafat, and has her way with him.

Five minutes earlier :

Yasser Arafat is lying on his cot in his ruined compound, somewhere in Ramallah. He hears a siren in the distance . Arafat is awake, but he lies still and keeps his eyes closed.

He's been stuck with that groupie in blue jeans ever since she climbed through the hole in the wall of his study.

He feigns sleep. And now, as if things couldn't get any worse, the self appointed 'human shield' is right next to him.

The cot starts begins to creak. Gretta's head with her coiffed black hair is very close. He smells her distinct perfume. For the first time in his life he is afraid. The witch wants something from him. He shudders at the thought. Good thing he kept his clothes on.

He has to act immediately!

Arafat snorts and turns, pulling up his knees to prepare himself. He pushes against Gretta with all his might.

Israel out of the occupied territory and this creepy woman out of bed ! Her body appears to be responding to his efforts. Arafat pushes again like he never pushed before.

Suddenly the cot creaks and shakes and he feels the blankets being ripped from him.

Oh, Allah, help me, thinks Arafat, while Gretta's thighs hold him in their merciless grip.

This is the most horrific ordeal of my life. This is far worse then any Israeli retaliatory strike.


MIM: Theo van Gogh wrote this column about the court case brought by Gretta Van Duisenberg which forced Luuk Koelman to remove the satire from his website.


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A short time ago my colleague Luuk Koelman, wrote that Gretta Duisenberg was lying in bed with Yasser Arafat who most likely could not get an erection. Though it was never proven, it sounds highly plausible. I would never have paid any attention to to this if Mrs. Duisenberg had not become outraged and gone to court, further publicizing the scandal and demanding restitution of her good name.

The court ruled and found Mr. Koelman guilty.

I am also proud of my good name and understand those who dedicate their lives to their fellow man, and the sake of other idealists, such as downtrodden Palestinians who dispatch human bombs into discoteques to kill children.

This being the case, I would like to say something positive about her in this paper. First of all, the older she gets the more she begins to resemble Cruella de Ville, the woman in the cartoon film of 101 Dalmatians who wants a fur coat made out of the skins of cute little puppies. I love that character.

Secondly, more respect should be accorded Mrs. Duisenberg regarding her unpublicized reputation.

The most colorful anecdote in this regard involves the then Minister of Defense, Hans van Mierlo, who landed in Gretta's bed as man of the world. During their tender lovemaking they were cruelly interrupted by an intruder, who caught them in flagranti delicto ,and handcuffed them naked to the radiator. Gretta's lawfully wedded husband, Mr. Bedier de Prairie, returned around noon. Gretta is no slouch. In the meantime panic had erupted in The Hague, because Mr. Van Mierlo unfortunately, had failed to appear at the NATO conference.

I have heard this intriquing story doing the rounds among parliamentary journalists ,who whispered it snickering into my ear. If this was because my informants made it up, then I offer my apologies to Mrs. Duisenberg in advance. If it turns out to be true, then I bow to her as a sign of respect. Even though Mrs. Duisenberg possesses an unfailing talent to hang out the wrong flag, as a result of having been on the wrong side during the war, and allows herself to be harnessed to the carriage of totalitarian regimes, one has to admit she has guts. At the same time she was bedding Hans van Mierlo, she was also sleeping with Phillip Agee, who betrayed many of his colleagues to the KGB and in doing so signed their death warrants. I think there is something romantic about a woman who falls in love with a traitor.

Thirdly, I don't believe that Mrs. Duisenberg is an 'anti semite', as those who hate her and her sympathies for Arafat and his followers claim. With some friends people don't need any more enemies, and Mrs. Duisenberg is undoubtedly one of Israels best allies.

A question of innate gullibility.

Fourthly, When Madames two drug addicted sons were caught dealing drugs in Thailand, both were smuggled out of the country thanks to the bribes paid by the president of the European Bank . Mrs. Duisenberg could not resist the temptation to talk to the leading newspaper, who promptly put the story on their front page. It doesn't take much to imagine how this story endangered other Dutch citizens who are sitting in jail on smuggling charges.

Mrs. Duisenberg does not comprehend that, and shows herself more then ever to be the amateur performer who is willing to climb over bodies to get to the top.

Will she go to the court as a result of this piece?

She has my sympathy.


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