Khreisheh accuses some PA leaders of being involved in Arafat’s assassination

[ 06/07/2012 – 11:45 AM ]

RAMALLAH, (PIC)– Hassan Khreisheh, the Deputy Speaker of the Palestinian Legislative Committee (PLC) and the member in the committee investigating former Palestinian President Yasser Arafat’s death, stated that some PA leaders were involved in Arafat’s death caused by radioactive polonium.

Khreisheh told the Saudi “al-Shark” newspaper that some Palestinian, Arab and international bodies hampered the work of all the committees set up to investigate the causes behind Arafat’s death during the previous period in order to prevent them from finding those responsible for the assassination.

He pointed out that those bodies prevented Arafat’s doctor from appearing before the investigation committees, as they prevented the two Egyptian and Tunisian medical teams from giving their testimony to the committees, in an attempt to protect figures who had been close to the former leader and who were involved in his assassination, Khreisheh said.

Concerning the PA’s consent to exhuming Arafat’s body for an autopsy, the Deputy Speaker of PLC said that it was the result of the tremendous pressure exerted on the official and public level to open the file that has been concealed since nearly eight years.

He noted that the sudden opening of the file of Arafat’s death resulted in a state of confusion amongst the hidden parties that participated in killing the former Palestinian President and prevented opening an investigation into the incident.

He also called on the Palestinian factions to form a Higher National Committee to oversee the autopsy of Arafat’s body to make sure of the presence of polonium in his body, and pursue those responsible for it.

It is noteworthy that the issue of poisoning Arafat has been stoked again after Al-Jazeera TV investigation which was based on scientific evidence revealed the presence of toxic radioactive polonium in the former President’s personal belongings that he used in his final days before his death.

The results of Al-Jazeera’s investigation demonstrated broad dissatisfaction in the Palestinian arena because of what Palestinians saw as negligence on the part of the PA and Fatah movement in investigating the death of leader Arafat.

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