Once an Arafat Man: The True Story of How a PLO Sniper Found a New Life [NOOK Book]

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At Age Seventeen, Tass Saada was carrying a high-powered Simonov rifle. He had run away from home and become a PLO sniper and chauffeur for Arafat.

His experience growing up as a Palestinian refugee in Saudi Arabia had taught him to hate. And like many other Palestinians, he had his hatred-and his rifle-aimed squarely at Israel.

Tass Saada's story could have ended tragically, another casualty of the centuries ...

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Once an Arafat Man: The True Story of How a PLO Sniper Found a New Life

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Overview

At Age Seventeen, Tass Saada was carrying a high-powered Simonov rifle. He had run away from home and become a PLO sniper and chauffeur for Arafat.

His experience growing up as a Palestinian refugee in Saudi Arabia had taught him to hate. And like many other Palestinians, he had his hatred-and his rifle-aimed squarely at Israel.

Tass Saada's story could have ended tragically, another casualty of the centuries of hatred brewing in the Middle East. But Tass was destined for better things. His story will give you an intimate look at

The world of Yasser Arafat;

The life, struggles, and heart of a Palestinian refugee;

A Muslim who converted to Christianity and faced retribution at the hands of his relatives; and

The transformation of hatred into love and hope.

This is more than the story of a Palestinian refugee making something good of his life in America. It's a story of the ultimate triumph of love over hatred, reconciliation over persistent divisions. It's a story that can inspire us all to overcome the divisions and conflicts in our own lives.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781414327525
  • Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers
  • Publication date: 10/1/2008
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: 1
  • Sales rank: 228,152
  • File size: 811 KB

Table of Contents

Foreword ix

Note To The Reader xv

Acknowledgments xvii

Part 1 How I Learned To Hate

Chapter 1 The Second Batde Of Jericho 3

Chapter 2 The Making Of A Troublemaker 9

Chapter 3 A Cause Worth Fighting For 19

Chapter 4 Growing Up Fast 29

Chapter 5 Young Warrior 39

Chapter 6 Sidelined 51

Chapter 7 Stranger In A Strange Land 65

Chapter 8 Putting Down Roots 77

Chapter 9 A Slow Unraveling 87

Part 2 How I Learned To Love

Chapter 10 Surrender 103

Chapter 11 New Day 115

Chapter 12 Farming Lessons 125

Chapter 13 Living On The Edge 139

Chapter 14 Arafat Once More 157

Chapter 15 Showdown At The Airport 171

Chapter 16 Back To The Barricades 185

Chapter 17 Behind The Curtain 195

Part 3 Road Map To Reconciliation

Chapter 18 For The Middle East 205

Chapter 19 For Us Al 221

Notes 231

About The Author 233

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 21, 2014

    Excellent read

    Def recommended reading to anyone who wants to learn history, different points of view, and how God reconciles through His love.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 17, 2014

    Jasmine

    Hi, everyone! Welcome to Camp Half-Blood! I will be Chiron as of now(I may step down if my life is too hectic, on account of which we would have a vote on who would be next Chiron), but we need campers, saytrs, nymphs, and Rachel, of course. I will advertise for all of the above things, as well as gods, in the next few days. But first, I have a few basic rules.
    1.) No godmodding. Doing so will result in your being kicked out of camp.
    2.) Please don't make up prophecies or come to camp being fatally wounded for attention. Once in a while is okay, drama is good once in a while, but don't be an attention hog.
    3.) No swearing or cussing. Even with the <_> cheat or whatever it is. Swearing tends to make many people uncomfortable.
    4.) Once we have enough campers, we will have a vote on two leaders. Anyone can nominate anyone, and it is perfectly fine to remain anonymous. For characters such as Chiron or Rachel, if someone chooses not to play that character anymore, we will have another vote with the same rules as above. However, no one needs to play that part even if they win the vote.
    5.) Once you join, please write a bio in the second result.
    6.) Powers are fine, but only ones related to your godly parentage. Nothing completely over-the-top unless it relates to that parent. Once I saw a bio of someone who said they could summon the blessing of Ares at will, which, of course, is impossible. Don't be that guy.
    7.) No daughters or sons of Titans, please, and no people claiming to be full-fledged gods named Julia or anything like that unless one of the camp leaders gives you permission.
    8.) Only a camp leader, Chiron, or someone given permission can accept someone as a full-fledged camper.
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    Posted December 17, 2013

    Men

    Post what you want about the gurl you want and where to bring ger

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  • Posted March 1, 2013

    Very gripping

    Wonderful book about the power of the Holy
    spirit. Intriguing story about one man's journey to faith and beyond. Shows God's love for muslims.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 10, 2010

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    from terrorist to christian

    "once an arafat man" is an amazing story and very hard to put down. tass saada grew up to be a very violent terrorist in the middle east and was even a plo terrorist and a driver for arafat and filled with hatred and murdered countless civialians until he left the islamic religion and his terrorist organization and found a far more powerful faith christianity. I was really fasinated to see how he was able to leave his hate and violence behind this a fasinating memoir truly one I will never forget. great gift idea for a family member or friend. please share with your church friends and your pastor

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