Arafat not worried by Sharon threats


“I am not afraid of Sharon’s threats,” the 74-year-old Arafat told the top-selling Israeli daily Yediot Aharonot.

“Do you know me as a person who is afraid? I am afraid only of Allah.

Sharon was slapped down last week by his allies in Washington after giving an interview in which he warned that Arafat was a “marked man”.

But the Israeli premier repeated his threat on Monday, telling Israeli radio that his long-time nemesis was to blame for “the murder of Jews for decades” and that “all those who kill Jews or push for the killing of Jews or Israeli citizens deserve to die”.