Wednesday, December 04, 2013

Arafat's Death - Veiling the Facts ?

تشكيك بالتقرير الفرنسي عن وفاة عرفات

شكك ناصر القدوة ابن شقيقة الرئيس الفلسطيني الراحل ياسر عرفات في التقرير الفرنسي الذي استبعد فكرة و فاة خاله مسموما, بينما قالت إسرائيل إن نتائج التقرير لم تفاجئها.ـ

Headline: Suspicion raised by French report on Arafat's death.

Nasir al-Qadua, son of a sister [or: nephew] of the defunct Palestinian president Yasir Arafat, raised doubts on a French report that rejected the idea of his uncle's death from poisoning, [while] Israel said the results of that report are not surprising them.

[Source: Al-Jazeera Network الجزيرة نت on December 4, 2013]

As to the French scientist report that raised so much doubt, here a related article published by People's Network this morning:

法国科学家称阿拉法特死于全身感染 为自然死亡


French scientists: Arafat died from an overall infection which should imply a natural death.

According to the British broadcaster BBC, French media referring to insider information said a small group of French scientists, responsible for the identification of the cause of Arafat's death, have already decided that the former Palestinian leader's death should have been a "natural death" directly caused by an "infection affecting the whole body". An earlier report from Swiss scientists had pointed out that Arafat's body contained "a significant level" of the radioactive element Polonium.



As an actual response to the French findings, the Swiss scientists quoted above are pointing out:
1) There has already passed too much time [to determine a general infection].
2) Arafat's body has already been "moved" many times before [which makes an infection even more difficult to prove].

[Source: People's Network 人民网—中国新闻网, quoting China News Network on December 4, 2013]

Editor's Comment:

What's all that fuzz about Arafat dying from some "general infection"? After Swiss scientists proved the existence of Polonium in Arafat's body, it must be clear that poisoning with a radioactive substance was at the origin of his death. Once the body being affected by such kind of poison, it is only a matter of time until immuno-deficiency and failure of essential organs would lead to the victim's death. Therefore, it is not the question what kind of infection or organ dysfunction finally caused Arafat's death but rather who applied the poison, a substance difficult to obtain and too expensive for any private person whoever that might be.


Yitzhak Rabin, (born March 1, 1922, Jerusalem—died Nov. 4, 1995, Tel Aviv–Yafo, Israel), Israeli statesman and soldier who, as prime minister of Israel (1974–77, 1992–95), led his country toward peace with its Palestinian and Arab neighbours. He was chief of staff of Israel’s armed forces during the Six-Day War (June 1967). Along with Shimon Peres, his foreign minister, and Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) chairman Yasir Arafat, Rabin received the Nobel Prize for Peace in 1994.
As prime minister, Rabin put a freeze on new Israeli settlements in the occupied territories. His government undertook secret negotiations with the PLO that culminated in the Israel-PLO accords (September 1993), in which Israel recognized the PLO and agreed to gradually implement limited self-rule for Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. In October 1994 Rabin and King Ḥussein of Jordan, after a series of secret meetings, signed a full peace treaty between their two countries.
The territorial concessions aroused intense opposition among many Israelis, particularly settlers in the West Bank. While attending a peace rally in November 1995, Rabin was assassinated by a Jewish extremist.

[Source: Encyclopaedia Britannica]

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