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"We were convinced from the outset" that Israel poisoned Arafat

Live broadcast of main ceremony marking 6th anniversary of Arafat’s death:
Nasser Al-Qidwa, head of the Institute for Commemoration of Arafat: 

“We shall not forget Yasser Arafat’s death as a Shahid (Martyr), and we will not tire of insisting on the need to obtain the final piece of evidence of the assassination of our leader, of his poisoning. We were convinced of this from the outset, and we emphasized Israel’s responsibility in every way, but we want a clear proof, and we will obtain it. We promise this to you…
We promise you that we shall remain loyal to Yasser Arafat’s path of struggle and giving, until we achieve our national objectives, for the sake of which he died as a Shahid (Martyr). We uphold the memories of our Shahids and send greetings to our heroic prisoners in all the prisons of the occupation [Israel]. We ask for mercy upon the soul of Yasser Arafat, father of Palestinian nationalism, and our promise is that we shall continue to follow his path.”
Kais Abd Al-Karim, Deputy Secretary General of the Democratic Front:
“Once again we promise that we shall continue in the path that he paved and watered with his blood and the blood of the tens of thousands of Shahids (Martyrs).”

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