Who killed Yasser Arafat? When the Palestinian leader was declared dead in a French hospital on
five years have passed since Arafat died. During those years, a number
of high-ranking Palestinian leaders, especially from the Hamas
movement, have been assassinated by
If Arafat was indeed killed and since his death was not caused by an Israeli airstrike or an assassin’s bullet, a key question has been lingering, giving rise to all sorts of answers — who killed Arafat and how?
made little secret of their desire to see Arafat dead. Former Israeli
Prime Minister Ariel Sharon expressed regret in a newspaper interview
On the day of Arafat’s death,
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enough, even Abbas and other high-ranking PA officials refer to Arafat
as a “martyr,” especially whenever they need to capitalize on his
legacy among low-ranking Fatah members and ordinary Palestinians. But
the story was meant to end here, with Abbas and Dahlan, carrying the
torch of Arafat the “martyr” as they continue with their rhetoric-based
“revolution” to liberate
Qaddoumi broke the news in a press conference in
the Ramallah-based Fatah leaders launched fierce verbal attacks against
Qaddoumi, questioning his objectives, timing and even his sanity. Abbas
accused Qaddoumi of wanting to torpedo the Fatah faction’s long-delayed
congress, scheduled to convene in
fact is, we may never know the authenticity of Qaddoumi’s report
without an independent investigation or irrefutable evidence. However,
just as with Arafat’s death, conclusive evidence is not always required
for the public to formulate an opinion. Considering
As bizarre as all of this may sound, it is at least enough to explain why Palestinians are willing to believe the recent statements made by Qaddoumi, a respected figure among all Palestinian factions. True, Qaddoumi’s accusations have yet to be authenticated by an independent investigation, but they are made in a fractious, if not peculiar political context that makes them most plausible and, in a sense, that is the real tragedy.
Ramzy Baroud (www.ramzybaroud.net) is an author and editor of PalestineChronicle.com. His work has been published in many newspapers, journals and anthologies around the world. His latest book is, "The Second Palestinian Intifada: A Chronicle of a People's Struggle" (Pluto Press,
), and his forthcoming book is, “My Father Was a Freedom Fighter: London ’s Untold Story” (Pluto Press, Gaza ) London
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