However, as Palestinian Media Watch reports, in 2007, Ahmad Jibril, head of the PFLP-GC (Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine - General Command) told Al-Manar TV (Hezbollah) that at a meeting with PA Chairman Abbas, he was told by one of the Palestinian delegation that the French medical report concluded that Arafat died of AIDS:
"When [PA Chairman] Mahmoud Abbas came to Damascus, I asked: "What was found in the [medical] inquiry of the death of brother Arafat?" One [of the delegation] said: "Frankly, the French gave us the medical report, and the cause of Arafat's death was AIDS."So what is going on?
[Al-Manar (Hezbollah TV), July 5, 2007]
- Why is this being brought up now--is Al Jazeera trying to embarrass Abbas and the Palestinian Authority?
- Since the Palestinian Arabs have not released the medical report nor let the French doctors speak, could there be something in the medical report that is embarrassing to Abbas and the Palestinian Authority?
- Why is Abbas stalling on exhuming Arafat's body? (hat tip: Challah Hu Akbar)
Technorati Tag: Arafat.