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Posted on 11/07/2013 2:53:19 AM PST by Netz
PLO official urges global probe into Arafat "killing" (Perfect timing for release as PLO-Israeli talks stalling?)
A PLO official on Thursday called for an international inquiry into "the killing" of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, a day after Swiss scientists said he probably died from polonium poisoning. RAMALLAH: A PLO official on Thursday called for an international inquiry into "the killing" of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, a day after Swiss scientists said he probably died from polonium poisoning.
"The (test) results proved Arafat was poisoned by polonium, and this substance is owned by states, not people, meaning that the crime was committed by a state," said Wasel Abu Yusef, a member of the Palestine Liberation Organisation's executive committee.
"Just as a committee was formed to investigate the killing of (slain Lebanese prime minister) Rafiq Hariri, there must be a international committee to investigate the killing of president Arafat," he told AFP.
The central committee of the Fatah party, which is headed by Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas and which dominates the PLO, was to meet on Thursday at 1:00pm (1100 GMT) to discuss the latest findings, said senior party official Amin Maqbul.
Swiss scientists, who carried out tests on Arafat's remains, concluded he probably died from polonium poisoning, according to a text of their findings published by Al-Jazeera television on Wednesday.
The results "moderately support the proposition that the death was the consequence of poisoning with polonium-210," said the 108-page analysis posted on the Qatar-based satellite broadcaster's website.
The experts who penned the report are also to give a news conference in Lausanne on Thursday at 1245 GMT to discuss the results.
Arafat died in France on November 11, 2004 at the age of 75, but doctors were unable to specify the cause of death. No autopsy was carried out at the time, in line with his widow's request.
His remains were exhumed in November 2012 and samples taken, partly to investigate whether he had been poisoned -- a suspicion that grew after the assassination of Russian ex-spy and Kremlin critic Alexander Litvinenko in London in 2006.
Speaking to Al-Jazeera, Arafat's widow Suha denounced the poisoning as "a political crime" and the "assassination of a great leader."
"I don't know who did it, but it's terrible," she said.
Israel's foreign ministry scoffed at the notion that Arafat had been poisoned, suggesting that the investigation was not impartial.
I have no idea how Arafat died, but if he was assassinated someone did the world a favor.
He died of AIDS.
The rest of the world says.
They want outside intervention all the time only in order to pressure the Israelis for this, that or the other.
They are the world's experts in:
Calling for alarm, danger
it's going to blow!
We can't take it anymore,
We're inching to war
OMG things have stalled
Call the International Cort at the Hague
Call in the UN
Call in an International Force
etc., etc., etc.
They will do ANYTHING in order to avoid recognizing Israel. They could have had peace since 1993 but they do not want peace, so the negotiations go on forever while they get money from the West.
Arafart did die from AIDS but the (very honest with themselves) Palestinians have to trump up some other reason like the Polonium story.
How could it be, that Yassir Arafart, founder of a terror nation, pride of the Jihad and killing could have had sex with young Tunisian boys in the 1970’s and 80’s?
So, in typical Arab fashion, they lie to themselves and the world.
LOL...if anything they killed him themselves. He served one more purpose at that point - a propaganda piece and now they can blame Israel. The PLO has the worst "retirement packages" right after anyone being evaluated by an obamacare death panel.
The probe should focus on how to get rid of the current islamoNazis. And Whoever finally got rid of Arafat did the world a great favor. We must all stand up to and fight these murderous Arab legions of Satan (and their tools in the West including so much of”our” mass media, higher “education” and government). Satan is in full force today and believing Christians and Jews are first on his kill list on his way to worldwide islamoNazi domination.
If Arabfart was killed, we need to find out “whodunit” so we can give him a medal.
Suha sends me emails periodically, urging me to give her my bank account numbers so she can share the fortune accrued by Arafat, the total of which she has been able to keep away from Hamas and Hezbollah ALL THESE YEARS. She must be a VERY resourceful lady...why, on earth, does she need Lil’ ol’ ME?
Arafart, a pedophile had to look “presentable” alongside the Rabin/Peres/Clinton couples. This unshaven scum terrorist married Suha (promised to pay her off by the billions) as a marriage of convenience.
The minute she could, she ran off to France with their (?) child.
Since his death, she has been blackmailing the PLO to the tune of Millions in order to not spill all the beans. BTW Shrilliary Clinton and her were huggy, cuddly girlfriends throughout the Oslo War period.
I don’t think “probe” and “Arafat” should be used in the same sentence unless you really mean it.
That reminds me of a joke:
History is fascinating.
History of the Condom
I’ve always been a student of history but I didn’t know
In 1272, the Arabic Muslims invented the condom, using a goat’s lower intestine.
In 1873, the British refined the idea by taking the intestine out of the goat first.
As long as the murderous, subhuman POS is dead, I don’t care what it was. Too bad it didn’t happen 20yrs earlier.
Israelis could have finished them all off in the summer of 1982, West Beirut seige. They knew where he was and had him in the cross hairs but, as usual, he was saved by Diplomacy, just like Iran today. :-(
I was scrolling down to read before posting and had to second your answer. I was close to someone who was an “in the loop” and said he was a complete queen and died of AIDS. THAT’S why the wife didn’t want an autopsy. Can you imagine Arafat’s wife having any reason to be suspicious (or even a hope that it could have been a suspicious death) and NOT have ordered an autopsy to back up her claims?
People like that need and deserve killing; screw diplomacy.