Arafat


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Palestinian statesman who was chairman of the Palestine Liberation Organization (1929-2004)

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Arafat's widow Suha Arafat and her lawyers were notified on Tuesday of the results.
Arafat in the early '90s persuaded the Palestinian Liberation Organisation that it was time to accept the reality of the Israeli state, and to sue for a just peace.
New scientific findings suggesting Yasser Arafat might have been poisoned with polonium have brought to the fore decades-old tensions between rival Palestinian factions and with Israel.
Sharon, a hard-liner, blamed Arafat for encouraging anti-Israeli violence instead of working toward a peace deal and kept him isolated at his West Bank compound for extended periods.
MYSTERY " Israel has consistently denied murdering Palestine Liberation Front leader Arafat amid report leaders had discussed getting rid of him weeks before his death in November 2004 aged 75.
They made the accusation days after tests showed Arafat "probably" died after being poisoned with the radioactive polonium-210.
The new investigation has reportedly caused a split in the Arafat family, the Times and (http://www.
Arafat died in a Paris military hospital in November 2004, a month after being airlifted - when his health collapsed - from his battered headquarters in Ramallah, where he had been effectively confined by Israel for more than two and a half years.
Soha Arafat, Arafat's widow, had filed a complaint with the French authorities for "murder" with regard to the death of her husband in a French military hospital outside Paris in 2004.
RAMALLAH, July 12, 2012 (WAFA) -- The Palestinian Authority said Thursday that it will do all it can to reveal the truth behind the death of former President Yasser Arafat.
Dr Abdullah Al Bashir, who heads the Medical Committee, said that the theory that Arafat was poisoned dominates the committee's investigation.
Summary: Suha Arafat, wife of the late Palestinian President Yasser Arafat, who owns a home in Malta, is wanted on corruption charges, a Tunisian Justice Ministry spokesman has told AFP.
By Mohamed Sid-Ahmed The late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat was given a send-off rarely accorded to any world leader, his passing marked by no less than three funerals, one in Paris, another in Cairo and the third in Ramallah, where he was buried amid an outpouring of genuine grief by his people.
While world leaders were tripping over each other to offer eulogies casting PLO terrorist chief Yasir Arafat as a statesman and peacemaker, the November 12 New York Times publicly floated a question that many observers of Arafat's mysterious ailment had been asking for some time.
For more than 40 years, Yasir Arafat, President of the Palestinian Authority, has been the symbol of his people's desire for their own country.