Yasser Arafat died of Leukemia, Medical Treatment Made Things Worse
Citing Israeli sources, an Israeli military commentator reveals details surrounding the death of Yasser Arafat. Suffering from Leukemia, Arafat underwent a transfusion at the French hospital he was being treated, which made things worse and led to his death:
…Prime Minister Sharon debated whether or not to answer Solana’s request when a conversation took place that tilted the balance – a senior Palestinian Authority official spoke with Weissglass and told him that “Arafat only had a few weeks left to live. If he dies in the Mukataa, you will be perceived as responsible for his death, and that death will haunt you as the way the Christians have been blaming you for killing Jesus for 2,000 years.’
The Prime Minister’s bureau also consulted with a senior doctor at the Shiba Hopital in Israel, who also assessed that Arafat was suffering from flu complications. Sharon decided to allow Arafat’s leave in order to undergo treatments at a hospital in France. Major General Yoav Galant, the military secretary, was angry over the decision, but conveyed the message to the IDF: the Prime Minister gave the order – let him out.
So what happened in France? Here’s another exposé. Arafat arrived on October 29 in serious condition. According to the information that reached few Israeli officials, and is revealed here for the first time, he suffered from complications stemming from leukemia. It’s possible that the publications that said he was suffering from AIDS were correct and it’s possible they weren’t – this writer has no conclusive information on that issue. What was known among those at the top of Israel’s defense echelon was that Arafat’s condition had begun to improve at the French hospital. Then, according to Israeli sources, the French doctors performed a dramatic measure – a full body blood transfusion. The process put Arafat in a state of shock and into a coma, one from which he never recovered. He died on November 11, 2004, and was transferred for burial to Ramallah.