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Arab MK claims Israel ‘murdered’ Yasser Arafat

Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat is reflected in a car roof after his meeting with Dutch prime-minister Wim Kok in The Hague, Netherlands, October 16, 2001. Kok joined international calls for the creation of a Palestinian state on Tuesday, just one day after British Prime Minister Tony Blair backed the idea. In a hastily convened news conference with Palestinian President Yasser Arafat, Kok said Europe and the United States would keep up the pressure on all parties to resume the Middle East negotiations. REUTERS/Paul Vreeker KM - RTRO734

MK Yousef Jabareen (Joint List) claimed that Israel ‘murdered’ former Palestinian Authority president Yasser Arafat Monday afternoon in an interview with the Knesset Channel.

“I don’t have any scientific evidence but political circumstances lead me to believe that Israel murdered him [Arafat],” Jabareen stated.

The interviewer asked Jabareen multiple times whether he actually believes this, to which he replied he believed it to be ‘the correct version’ of what happened.

Jabareen added that Israel had great ‘political interest’ to kill him, and that’s exactly what they did.

Arafat died four weeks after falling ill after a meal, suffering from vomiting and stomach pains.

The medical report published after


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