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Arafat assassination decided on highest political level in Israel
Nafa al-Hasan, political commentator and academic: "The decision [by Israel] to assassinate was made at the most senior political level in Israel, as we saw with Abu Jihad [head of military wing of PLO] and Yasser Arafat and many others."
Aug 30, 2009
PA MP Dahlan: Israel killed Arafat to abuse Fatah
Muhammad Dahlan, MP and senior Fatah leader: "I think that we're at the end of a process of abuse of the [Fatah] movement. Israel started it with the ruining of the Fatah movement and the ruining of the Palestinian Authority and its institutions, and the killing of Chairman Yasser Arafat."
Jul 22, 2009
Arafat's wife backs accusation of Israel killing Arafat
PA TV news: "Suha Arafat said, in a telephone interview to PATV, that the information conveyed by Kaddumi is baseless, tantamount to, as it were, a vindication of Israel for its responsibility for assassinating the Shahid (Martyr) Yasser Arafat."
Jul 20, 2009
PLO: Israel killed Arafat
Yasser Abd-Rabbo, Secretary of the PLO Executive Committee: "The [PLO] Executive Committee believes that such statements [by Kaddumi] dishonor first and foremost our leader, the great Shahid (Martyr) Yasser Arafat, and his death as a Shahid at the hands of the Israeli occupation." Official...
Jul 19, 2009
US, Israel and senior Fatah members plotted to kill Arafat
"Farouk Kaddumi, [Secretary-General of the Fatah Central Committee and of the Political Department of the PLO] said at a press conference in Jordan last Sunday [July 12, 2009] that Arafat, prior to his death, had entrusted to him the protocol of a secret meeting of Abbas and Dahlan with former..."
Jul 16, 2009
PA TV host: Israel murdered Arafat
Nasser Al-Qidwa, Chairman, Board of Directors, Institute for the Commemoration of Arafat and former PA Foreign Minister: Al-Qidwa: [The Board of the Institute has resolved to establish a new committee to investigate the circumstances of Arafat's death.] "Personally, I am convinced – and we have..."
Mar 31, 2009
Secretary General of the PFLP: Arafat died of AIDS
Ahmad Jibril, Secretary General of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine: "When [Palestinian Chairman] Mahmoud Abbas came to Damascus, I asked: "What was found in the [medical] inquiry of the death of brother Arafat?" One [of the group] said: "Frankly, the French gave us the medical...
Jul 5, 2007
France hid truth about Arafat's murder
Bassam Abu Sharif, former adviser to Arafat: "According to the confirmed information I have, former Israeli Minister of Defense Shaul Mofaz spoke to Sharon in the following manner: 'This is a chance to get rid of Yasser Arafat...' Sharon was silent for a moment, and then looked [at Mofaz and said],..."
Nov 11, 2005
Arafat's death inexplicable: Must have been poison
Dr. Tayseer Al-Tamimi, PA Chief Justice of Religious Court, and Chairman of Supreme Council of Islamic Law: "The President didn't suffer from any illness related to the known diseases of old age - blood pressure, diabetes, artery blockage. The President didn't suffer from any illness. The severe..."
Nov 11, 2005
Arafat's aide tested food to prevent poisoning
Arafat aide: "For breakfast, he would drink milk and cornflakes. I would prepare it for him during the morning hours... The President's food always had to be checked. The same thing with lunch... The food was brought to the guests and the President together, and I used to eat half an hour to three..."
Nov 11, 2005
Arafat's poison is an army secret
Ahmad Abdul Rahman, Arafat's Cabinet Secretary: "This issue will continue to occupy every Palestinian's mind, how Yasser Arafat became a Shahid [Martyr for Allah]. The French medical report comprises 572 pages. [The report] doesn't state that Yasser Arafat was suffering from a specific disease from..."
Nov 11, 2005
PA cleric: The "cursed apes and pigs" [Jews] undoubtedly poisoned Arafat
Ibrahim Mudayris, PA religious official, Ministry of Religious Affairs: “We are absolutely sure that the Zionist government is responsible for the attempt to kill the president [Arafat]. We have no doubt that it somehow poisoned him to kill him slowly. These are the cursed apes and pigs [Jews]. It...”
Nov 5, 2004
Dying Arafat murdered by Israel
Published when Arafat was sick in hospital, two weeks before his death, this cartoon shows a demonized Jew chewing through Arafat's IV line as he signals “V” for peace. This cartoon, accusing Israel of trying to kill Arafat, was published in the official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida.
Oct 31, 2004