Inquiry Into Arafat's Death





More than four years after Yasir Arafat died, Arab doctors will meet in Jordan this week to look into lingering suspicions that he was poisoned. Mr. Arafat, who led the Palestinian movement for almost 40 years, fell violently ill in October 2004 at his West Bank compound in Ramallah. He was moved to a French hospital, where he died on Nov. 11, 2004, at the age of 75. At the time, French doctors bound by strict privacy rules were tight-lipped about Mr. Arafat’s condition, and his widow refused an autopsy, fueling rumors.

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