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Arafat’s Death Remains a Mystery

Newly revealed medical records have failed to solve the mystery of Yasser Arafat’s death, although they do cast doubt on popular conspiracy theories about poisoning or rumors of AIDS. But the main question — what led to the massive stroke that killed the longtime Palestinian leader — may never be answered. While Arafat’s death has led to an improvement in Israeli-Palestinian relations, ongoing doubts about whether foul play killed him remain a sticking point. Arafat, 75, died Nov. 11, 2004, in a French military hospital near Paris after a sudden, rapid decline in his health. Arafat’s wife, Suha, refused an autopsy and Palestinian leaders have never given a definitive cause of death.Full Story

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