Yasser Arafat

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


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"The tragic death of Arafat puts a huge legal and moral responsibility on the international community and the relevant legal and human rights organizations."
Following the suspicious death of Arafat in 2003, Abbas was elected president.
We hope the truth will be exposed." In the Gaza Strip, residents welcomed the move, with 19-year-old business student Hanaa Ayad saying it could expose those behind the death of Arafat, popularly known as Abu Ammar.
Arab League calls for the formation of an international investigation commission on the death of Arafat.
Ahmad bin Hilli, deputy Arab League secretary general, said Sunday the meeting, called by Tunisia, was important because it would discuss circumstances of the death of Arafat following recent reports that he was poisoned.
"Israel was not involved in the death of Arafat," Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's spokesman Mark Regev told Agence France-Presse.
Shortly before the death of Arafat in 2004, from the mouths of both Ariel Sharon and Ehud Olmert, Israel told the world that its earlier undertaking to the United States that it would not harm Arafat was null and void.
Amid the Al Aqsa intifada that broke out in September 2000, the Israeli military sweeps, the splintering of Palestinian security forces and finally the death of Arafat in 2004, the West Bank slid into by lawlessness, much of it caused by out-of-work security men who formed armed gangs and preyed on their own people.
The commemoration of the death of Arafat, who was viewed as a symbol of Palestinian unity and resistance against Israel, comes as Palestinians find themselves increasingly divided between Abbas's secular Fatah, which is dominant in the West Bank, and Gaza's Hamas rulers.
The guest, Farouk Kaddoumi, said on a talk show Tuesday u without presenting any evidence u that President Mahmoud Abbas had played a role in the 2004 death of Arafat, the revered founder of the Palestinian national movement.
Since his election following the death of Arafat, who dominated Palestinian politics for decades, Abbas has struggled to maintain his authority.
The death of Arafat in 2004, and the victory of Hamas in the elections of 2006 all drew the military group closer to Tehran.
This book was written after the death of Arafat, but before the physical collapse of Ariel Sharon, and before the victory of Hamas in the legislative elections of 2006.
If you look at the consequences of the death of Arafat, it seems to me that what's happening in the Palestinian community right now has great echoes in Northern Ireland in the Catholic community.
Mahmoud Abbas, the newly elected Palestinian Authority president after the death of Arafat, has stated unequivocally that the armed intifada has only damaged the liberation struggle.