Archive for July 12th, 2012


Who Poisoned Yasser Arafat (and Why?)

Human Wrongs Watch

By Uri Avnery* (TRANSCEND) – For me, there was no surprise. From the very first day, I was convinced that Yasser Arafat had been poisoned by Ariel Sharon. I even wrote about it several times. It was a simple logical conclusion.

**Arafat speaking at the WEF in 2001 | Photo by Remy Steinegger

First, a thorough medical examination in the French military hospital where he died did not find any cause for his sudden collapse and death.

No traces of any life-threatening disease were found.

The rumors distributed by the Israeli propaganda machine that Arafat had AIDS were blatant lies.

They were a continuation of the rumors spread by the same machine that he was gay – all part of the relentless demonization of the Palestinian leader, which went on daily for decades.

When there is no obvious cause of death, there must be a less obvious one.

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