posted on Dec, 11 2004 @ 07:19 AM
A nephew of Yasser Arafat has fueled speculation that the Palestinian Authority leader had died from unnatural causes. He came to this conclusion
because of a lack of a diagnosis of the cause of Arafat’s death last month. He made the comments as he handed over the 558 page medical record to
Palestinian officials in Ramallah.
RAMALLAH, West Bank - Yasser Arafat's nephew said Saturday the lack of a diagnosis of what led to his uncle's death last month raised suspicions the
Palestinian leader died of "unnatural" causes.
The comments by Nasser al-Kidwa, made after he handed over the 558-page medical dossier to Palestinian officials in Ramallah, were certain to fuel
speculation that Arafat was poisoned. Arafat died in a French hospital on Nov. 11.
Al-Kidwa repeated his statement from last month that the French doctors were unable to rule out the possibility that Arafat had been poisoned,
although they said they had not found traces of "any poison known to them."
"Examinations of X-rays and all imaginable tests ... are still with the same results, the inability of reaching a clear diagnosis," Al-Kidwa said in
English at a news conference in Ramallah on Saturday.
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Under French law, the hospital did not release a cause of death nor diagnosis for Arafat. This alone has fueled rumors that he was indeed killed.
While poison is the conspiracy theorist choice of agents, the French did rule out most known ones during the exhaustive series of tests they ran on
him. As I said in prior threads, old age, a bad liver, and indifferent health care all took their toll and led to his demise.