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Most Palestinians sure Arafat was poisoned

Ghalab Abu Khamis has no doubts. “Abu Ammar was poisoned by Israeli agents, it cannot be otherwise.” Two weeks after his passing, conspiracy theories about Yasser Arafat’s still unexplained death abound among Palestinians.Prime minister Ahmed Qorei has established a special commission to probe the exact cause of the veteran leader’s November 11 death in a French military hospital in an effort to bring about some form closure to the debate. But, fuelled by ambiguous comments from officials, many ordinary Palestinians are already convinced that Arafat’s death was far from natural. “Israel didn’t want Abu Ammar (Arafat’s nom-de-guerre) around in the first place because he refused to give up on Jerusalem and the refugees,” 49-year-old Abu Khamis told AFP on the streets of Gaza.Full Story

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