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In a statement delivered by telephone to the Arabic-language TV network Al-Jazeera, Suha Arafat told Palestinians that her husband's would-be "inheritors" were coming.
"I want the Palestinian people to be aware of the scope of this conspiracy. They want to bury him alive," she said.
Palestinian legislator Hanan Ashrawi told CNN that Mrs. Arafat's remarks were "very, very unfortunate" and "very provocative, almost slanderous."
"[Yasser Arafat] is not just a husband or a father," Ashrawi said. "He is father of a nation. ... He is not just Suha's husband, and he should not be reduced to just Suha's husband.
Originally posted by Bleys
It really makes you wonder if she is keeping him on life support and attempting to extort a little retirement fund for herself. This has the potential to get really ugly.