‘I worked for peace,’ says onetime Arafat ally, deported from Canada over Fatah ties
A Palestinian man — once wounded alongside Yasser Arafat in his Ramallah headquarters during an Israeli Defense Forces siege — has been thrown out of Canada for being a member of Fatah, which was deemed a terrorist group despite its role governing Palestinian territory with financial support from the Canadian government.
The decision by the Immigration and Refugee Board, recently upheld by the Federal Court of Canada, highlights the awkward transition from violent roots to government entity.
Akram Muslih Anteer, 30, said he is dismayed by his deportation.
“I told them Fatah is not terrorist group. It is a group that works with Canada, it is a group that works with Stephen Harper; the United Nations works with Fatah,” said Anteer.
Not to worry PM Useful Idiot will bring him back.