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Sat Dec 29, 2012, 10:08 PM

Report: Israeli leaders reiterate Arafat AIDS claims

BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- Israeli officials on Friday reiterated claims that late President Yasser Arafat died from AIDS, as a probe into suspected poisoning of the Palestinian leader got underway.

Arafat led the bid for a Palestinian state through years of war and peacemaking, then died in a French hospital aged 75 after a short, mysterious illness in 2004.

No autopsy was carried out at the time, at the request of his wife Suha, and French doctors who treated him said they were unable to determine the cause of death.

But allegations of foul play surfaced immediately, and many Palestinians pointed the finger at Israel, which confined Arafat to his headquarters in Ramallah for the final two and a half years of his life after a Palestinian uprising erupted.


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Sat Dec 29, 2012, 10:19 PM

1. "through years of peacemaking"??


That would be funny if it wasn't so absurd.

Maybe he'll get another Nobel peace price.And Suha will accept...for the money of course.

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Sun Dec 30, 2012, 07:56 AM

2. Years of war and peacemaking. Quote correctly or not at all.


It's an accurate summation of Arafat's "career."

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