Even closer to home, the Arab regimes, in particular Jordan, Saudi Arabia and Egypt, took to privately and publicly condemning Arafat for rejecting a “generous” Israeli deal. As former French Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin told me, “There was this idea that when Arafat will be out of the game, then everything will be easier”.
“If someone had told me just after having this photograph taken with Yasser Arafat in June 2000 that I would someday be participating in the investigation of his death, my stomach would have dropped. ” said Clayton Swisher, based in Doha, covers stories across the Middle East and further afield. Read more http://blogs.aljazeera.com/blog/middle-east/revisiting-arafats-last-days
“My goodness…Here, I’m seeing a crime”, said Suha #Arafat.
She said her husband’s death was “not a natural death, it was a crime” [Al Jazeera]