PA wants joint int’l-Arab probe on Arafat’s death
RAMALLAH – Palestinian leaders over the weekend emphasized the importance of a proposed international investigative committee to determine the cause of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat’s death in 2004.
The Arab League’s deputy head said on Thursday that Tunisia has asked the Arab foreign ministers to assemble and discuss the alleged poisoning and death of Arafat.
The head of the PLO’s negotiations department, Saeb Erekat, said PA President Mahmoud Abbas asked French President François Hollande to form an international probe committee, and thanked France for looking after Arafat’s health before his death in 2004.
Last Tuesday, the Qatari Al Jazeera TV channel broadcast a report indicating that the late Palestinian leader could have been poisoned with the radioactive substance polonium- 210.