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The report claimed that Sharon decided to eliminate Arafat because it would be the best way to stop the Palestinian resistance.
The unprecedented agreement was later signed in an official ceremony by prime minister Yitzhak Rabin and PLO chairman Yasser Arafat on September 13 of that year.
Fatah vice chairman said Qudwa’s resignation was rejected.
Many Palestinians continue to believe that Arafat was poisoned by Israel because he was an obstacle to peace. Israel has denied any involvement.
By JPOST.COM STAFF
"Abu Ammar fought against us, confiscated our weapons, jailed us, tortured us and had security coordination with Israel," the Hamas official said.
By MAAYAN GROISMAN
In the letter, the mother accuses Ya’alon and the entire defense establishment of "abandoning" the "soldier who you sent to protect the citizens of the state."
By NOAM AMIR/MAARIV HASHAVUA
Israeli Arabs are torn on how to relate to the wave of violence by Palestinians against Israeli Jews.
By ANDREW FRIEDMAN
A lawyer for his widow Suha Arafat, who has argued that his death in 2004 was a political assassination, told Reuters that they would challenge the decision in an appeals court.
The official cause of death was a massive stroke, but French doctors said at the time they were unable to determine the origin of his illness.
The case is now being reviewed by French prosecutors who have three months to either close the case or take it to court.
By KHALED ABU TOAMEH
The French experts “maintain that the polonium 210 and lead 210 found in Arafat’s grave and in the samples are of an environmental nature.”
Fatah official Tawfik Tirawi says Israel responsible for Arafat's death, but commission needs to conduct further investigations to verify its findings on specific suspect.
Senior Fatah official says Palestinians want to bring Israel to trial " for every crime it committed against our people.”
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