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Family: Platelet disorder killed Arafat
Published Thursday 10/11/2011 (updated) 13/11/2011 10:14
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Wreaths of flowers are laid on the tomb of the late Palestinian President Yasser
Arafat on the anniversary of the founding of Arafat's Fatah movement, in the
West Bank city of Ramallah, Jan. 9, 2011. (MaanImages/Haytham Othman)
RAMALLAH (Ma'an) -- A nephew of the late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat says the family will soon release a French medical report revealing Arafat's cause of death.

Naser al-Qudwa says the document is being translated from French before it is released.

Al-Qudwa says the report will answer "many questions," as it is the Palestinian people's right to get a clear answer about how Arafat died. The document has not previously been seen in Arabic.

The report by French doctors describes a platelet disorder and speculates on its cause, al-Qudwa says. The doctors ruled out cancer and an acute infection, he told Ma'an.

A third possibility was poisoning, al-Qudwa says, but the records show that doctors were unable to conclusively determine what poison, if any, was in Arafat's system.

"We have said that it is poisoning," he hinted.

Al-Qudwa has long campaigned for a close examination of his uncle's death, which he has blamed on poisoning in the past. It was not clear when the new documents were to be released.

Arafat died on Nov. 11, 2004 in Paris. Medical records have been closely guarded amid speculation on the cause of a sudden illness that struck the Palestinian leader shortly before his death.

Al-Qudwa says the Yasser Arafat Institute will hold a festival in Lebanon for the first time to mark the anniversary of Arafat's death. There will also be two festivals in the West Bank later in the month.
1 ) Mel / USA
10/11/2011 17:57
"Platelet disorder"? Hmm! I thought the name for that acute 'MOSSADITIS'? Contracted through the ear-canals or passed through pillows cases& food?
Or maybe it was dropped on him by Shimon Peres when Shimmy bombed the PLO in Tunisia?

2 ) Robby / USA
10/11/2011 19:11
"A third possibility was poisoning..." - that is probably the only thing some people WANT to hear.

3 ) pam / England
10/11/2011 19:41
I have no doubt that the kind of nazi evil which wiped out many jews is now responsible for the deaths of those the jews hate. Zionazism is rife and operating somewhere near you

4 ) ABE / USA
10/11/2011 21:02
Oh Pam you are so silly!! 7 billion people on this planet, 13 million Jews how can they be everywhere?

5 ) REAL / USA
10/11/2011 21:11
I HOPE more of the plo members catch this mossaditis.

6 ) Colin Wright / USA
10/11/2011 22:13
I'd be all for this turning out to have been a Mossad operation, and of course anything's possible. However, they're often caught -- and arrogant as they may be, appear to actually be rather clumsy. I've a dark suspicion that it probably WASN'T Mossad. It'd have come out before now if it was.

7 ) Robby / USA
11/11/2011 01:42
3 ) pam / England - "I have no doubt..." - despite any facts?

8 ) wjm / usa
11/11/2011 04:28
He was most certainly killed by Sharon, of whom everyone ought to understand was a sadistic mass murdered. Read the accounts of Sabre and

9 ) wjm / usa
11/11/2011 04:33
You might be interested to learn, Pam, that there was considerably collaboration between the Zionists and the Nazis. In fact, the Zionist cared not a whit for the Jews being slaughtered in Europe, but only in building their state in Palestine. Look up the 'Haavara', and then look up '51 Documents' by Lenni Brenner. The Zionists used Naziism and theHolocaust to build their state. the documents do not lie.

10 ) wjm / usa
11/11/2011 04:35
I mis-interpreted you comment, Pam. Excuse please. My comment was valid, but not appropriatly directed at you.

11 ) eporue / europe
11/11/2011 10:19
just looked up wiki... it appears to me, that platelet disorder can be treated... so, if it was a (one time) poisening, then the french doctors should have got it under control, as the poisoning must have happened already in ramallah - just guessing... the report will be interesting, because it will state why they could rule out cancer... and not find a cause, what is really strange... the blood should show all substances....

12 ) ajami / yaffo
11/11/2011 15:43
if it walks like a duck and it quacks like a duck its a duck

13 ) mohamed / somalia
11/11/2011 15:52
my allah merci him on his soul aamiin.

14 ) American Back To The Indian / USA
11/11/2011 18:28
Do Palestinians ever bother to do their own research? There are many things aside from what is mentioned in a news report that can cause a platlet disorder. Lupus disease, prescribe drugs and even over use of Asprin can cause it.

15 ) Mel / USA
11/11/2011 19:06
#4:Abraham:U seem to confuse Judaism with political,ideological Zionism which is a European,ex-Soviet,US emigre parallel of Soc.Nazism.Some of those who suffered most from Zionism are non-Ashkenazionist Jews.There was a huge similarity in Theo Herzl's plan for a chosen "Jewish State" as a "buy,buy,buy"Zionist colonial ethno-theocracy.Hitler(who read Herzl's books too),chose the Protestant/Aryan,"lebensraum"version.Herzl'd be so ashamed of Israeli-Zionist anti-Semitism masked as global Judaism.

16 ) Farach / UK
11/11/2011 20:42
Sub-Anna-Allah Incha-Allah our Lord will bless him for all the things he did for us. As palestinians he is still our leader and will be for ever. An example for all of us.

17 ) Colin Wright / USA
11/11/2011 22:52
To wjm #9 'The Zionists used Naziism and theHolocaust to build their state. the documents do not lie.' (I) One doesn't need documents; absent Naziism and the Holocaust Israel could never have come into being. How would 100-200,000 Zionist settlers have convinced anyone to give them half of Palestine in preference to a million Palestinians, and then how would they enforce their claim?

18 ) Colin Wright / USA
11/11/2011 22:55
To wjm #9 'The Zionists used Naziism and theHolocaust to build their state. the documents do not lie.' (II) Before the Nazis, Zionism attracted the adherence of a minority of Jews in Eastern Europe -- and was a fringe movement elsewhere. For example, in 1917, approximately 1% of American Jews identified themselves as 'Zionist.'

19 ) ABE / USA
12/11/2011 19:33
To Colin, You continue to prove to me that ignorant people say ignorant things!! Trying to put Zionism and Nazism together is an unbelievable stretch! It's almost like putting Al queda and Islam in the same sentence and we know they have no connection! lol lol

20 ) Robby / USA
13/11/2011 04:51
19 ) ABE / USA - I agree with you Abe, but rhetoric is cheap.

21 ) Roaring Tiger, Yelping Hyena / Iran
13/11/2011 14:54
Abe I Disagree Somewhat. He Is Violent.
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