After Outcry, Arab Town Removes Arafat Street Sign

YERUSHALAYIM (AP/Hamodia) -

Israel’s interior ministry says an Arab town that named a street after the Palestinian arch-terrorist Yasser Arafat has removed the sign bearing his name.

Ministry spokesman Barak Seri says the village of Jatt in northern Israel informed them Monday the street sign honoring Arafat had been taken down.

The previous day, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said before a Cabinet meeting that he won’t allow streets “named after murderers of Israelis and Jews.”

Despite Arafat’s record as leader of the PLO, which committed numerous terror attacks against Israelis, many Palestinians view him as a national hero.