Israel News | Zionism Israel Center | Zionism History | Zionism Definitions | ZioNation | Forum | Zionism FAQ | Maps| Edit

Friday, January 26, 2007

Arafat took secrets to his grave, widow says

http://zionism-israel.com/israel_news/2007/01/arafat-took-secrets-to-his-grave-widow.html

Ynetnews, 01.26.07, 12:46

Arafat took secrets to his grave, widow says

In rare interview Suha Arafat talks about her late husband's death, responds to suspicions of poisoning and allegations of her controlling Palestinian funds

by Roee Nahmias
http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3357259,00.html

Suha Arafat, widow of the late Palestinian Authority chairman Yasser Arafat, admitted that she does not know whether her husband was poisoned to death.

“God only knows, because Abu Amar (Arafat) took all of the secrets to the grave,” she told London-based Arabic language newspaper al-Sharq al-Awsat.

Suha said she worked toward bringing her ailing husband for treatment in Tunisia as she ‘trusted the doctors there,' but could not do so as former Palestinian Prime Minister Ahmed Qurei (Abu Ala) had already reached an agreement with French President Jacques Chirac to treat Arafat in Paris.

As to the Authority’s investigation into Arafat’s death, which was launched in an attempt to prove that Israel had poisoned its former chairman, Suha said, “No senior official has anything to say on the matter at this point. I do not want to get into the details, but I do want to say that Tunisia had planned on treating him (Arafat), and (Tunisian) President Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali told me he would bring doctors from Germany and Italy toward this end.”

The Arafat widow responded to allegations that she was in control of her late husband's money and indeed of all of the Palestinian Authority's funds, saying "one of these days the truth will come out without me having to respond of defend myself."

'Atmosphere in occupied Palestine is difficult'

Suha claimed that at first he daughter Zahwa received an allowance from the Authority, but this has been cut off for unclear reasons.

"All I care about now is my daughter Zahwa's education and guaranteeing her future, after having lost her father, president Arafat," she said.

Suha refuses to return to the Palestinian territories due to the difficult situation.

"I want to keep my daughter, and it's enough that I lost my husband; may God protect her, and God willing she will bring me president Arafat's grandchildren.

"The atmosphere in occupied Palestine is difficult, even more so that in Abu Amar's time," she said.

Today, Suha and her daughter live in a palace granted to them by Tunisian President Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali, and she says that Ben Ali has offered her full citizenship in Tunisia.


Copyright - Original materials copyright (c) by the authors. Originally posted at http://zionism-israel.com/israel_news/2007/01/arafat-took-secrets-to-his-grave-widow.html. Please do link to these articles, quote from them and forward them by email to friends with this notice. Other uses require written permission of the author.

0 Comments:

Post a Comment



<< Home


FREE EMAIL SUBSCRIPTION
Subscribe to
ZNN
email newsletter for this site and others

Powered by groups.yahoo.com


Feedblitz subcription
To this Blog only

You can receive our articles by e-mail. For a free subscription, please enter your e-mail address:


Preview | Powered by FeedBlitz

Web Logs & Sites

This Site

Zionism & Israel
Zionation Web Log
IMO Web Log (Dutch)

ZI Group
Zionism-Israel Pages
Israël-Palestina.Info (Dutch & English)
Israël in de Media
MidEastWeb Middle East News and Views
MidEastWeb Middle East Web Log

Brave Zionism
Israel: Like this, as if
Israel & Palestijnen Nieuws Blog

Friends and Partners
EinNews Israel
Israel Facts
Israel Proud Adam Holland
Middle East Analysis
Irene Lancaster's Diary
Middle East Analysis
Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
Israpundit
Israel Facts (NL)
Cynthia's Israel Adventure
Jeff Weintraub Commentaries and controversies
Meretz USA Weblog
Pro-Israel Bay Bloggers
Simply Jews
Fresno Zionism
Anti-Racist Blog
Sharona's Week
Z-Word Blog
Z-Word
Jewish State
Take A Pen - Israel Advocacy
Zionism on the Web
UN-Biased
ZOTW's Zionism and Israel News
Zionism On The Web News
ZOTW's Blogs
Christian Attitudes
Dr Ginosar Recalls
Zionism
Questions: Zionism anti-Zionism Israel & Palestine
Southern Wolf
Peace With Realism
Sanda's Place
Liberal for Israel
Realistic Dove
Blue Truth
Point of no Return
Christians Standing With Israel
Christians Standing With Israel - Blog
Liberticracia
CNPublications
SEO

Reference
Zionism
Anti-Semitism
Anti-Zionism
Encylopedic Dictionary of Zionism and Israel
Middle East Encyclopedia
Bible
Zionism and its Impact
Zionism & the creation of Israel
Zionism - Issues & answers
Maps of Israel
Christian Zionism Resources
Christian Zionism
Albert Einstein
Gaza & the Qassam Victims of Sderot
Islamism
Jihad
Zionist Quotes
Six Day War
Jew Hatred
Israel
Jew
Learn Hebrew
Arab-Israeli Conflict
International Zionism
Russian

Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel
Israel Boycott
Boycott Israel?
Amnesty International Report on Gaza War
Boycott Israel?
Dutch Newspaper Reporting: A Study of NRC Handelsblad
Hamas (Dutch)
Dries van Agt (Dutch)
Experimental
Isfake lobby
Mysterology

At Zionism On the Web
Articles on Zionism
Anti-Zionism Information Center
Academic boycott of Israel Resource Center
The anti-Israel Hackers
Antisemitism Information Center
Zionism Israel and Apartheid
Middle East, Peace and War
The Palestine state
ZOTW Expert Search
ZOTW Forum

Judaica & Israel Gifts
Jewish Gifts: Judaica:
Ahava Products
Mezuzah

Powered by Blogger

Subscribe to
Posts [Atom]


RSS V 1.0

International Affairs Blogs - BlogCatalog Blog Directory