Closing In On The Culprits
Did Rachel Corrie’s parents poison Yasser Arafat? Arafat cabinet chief says he knows when leader was poisoned.
“Something strange happened to Arafat around a year ago. It was on September 25, 2003…,” Ahmed Abdelrahman told the London-based Al-Hayat newspaper. “The president shook hands with around 30 people before leaving to vomit. It was from that moment that the president’s health started slowly deteriorating,” he explained Monday. …
“Arafat shook hands with people, who had come to express solidarity with him in his confinement. They were a mixture of Palestinians, foreigners and Israelis,” Arafat’s former cabinet secretary recalled.
“’Could it be that they got to me?’, Arafat asked himself. He also said: ‘Is it possible that 10 doctors can’t find out what I’m suffering from?’”.
“The president was exposed to something, and I’m inclined to believe it was maybe gas or something else. I don’t know about all the types of poisons, but there are some 700 that are unknown,” Abdelrahman said.
On September 25, Arafat received a visit from a group of cyclists from around the world on a peace mission as well as from a group of activists accompanying the parents of a US peace activist who had died six months earlier crushed by an Israeli bulldozer in the southern Gaza Strip.
(Psst. The above image is photoshopped. The original is here.)