Yasser Arafat

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Yasser Arafat

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Category: Politics

Born in 1929.

Countries: Israel (27%), Palestine (22%), United States (8%)

Main connections: Fatah, Second Intifada, Palestinian National Authority

Linked to: Hamas, Fatah, Palestine Liberation Organization, Palestinian National Authority

 

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Yasser Arafat was born in 1929 add something


1933

She died from a kidney ailment in 1933, when Arafat was four years of age add something


1937

In 1937, their father recalled them to be taken care of by their older sister, Inam add something


1944

In 1944, Arafat enrolled in the University of King Fuad I and graduated in 1950 add something


1948

It called for a Palestinian national authority over every part of liberated Palestinian territory, which refers to areas captured by Arab forces in the 1948 Arab-Israeli War add something


1949

In early 1949, the war was winding down in Israel's favor, and Arafat returned to Cairo from a lack of logistical support add something


1950

During the early 1950s, Arafat adopted the name Yasser, and in the early years of Arafat's guerrilla career, he assumed the "nom de guerre" of Abu Ammar add something


1952

After returning to the University, Arafat studied civil engineering and served as president of the General Union of Palestinian Students from 1952 to 1956 add something

 

Arafat had a deteriorating relationship with his father; when he died in 1952, Arafat did not attend the funeral, nor did he visit his father's grave upon his return to Gaza add something


1954

Khalil al-Wazir - In 1954, he came into contact with Yasser Arafat in Gaza ; al-Wazir would become Arafat's right-hand man later in his life


1957

In 1957, he applied for a visa to Kuwait and was approved, based on his work in civil engineering add something


1959

Aburish says the date of Fatah's founding is unclear but claims in 1959 it was exposed by its magazine add something

 

However, in 1959, the group's existence was attested to in the pages of a Palestinian nationalist magazine, "Filastununa Nida al-Hayat" , which was written and edited by Abu Jihad add something


1960

Abu Iyad traveled with Arafat to Kuwait in late 1960; Abu Jihad, working as a teacher, had already been living there since 1959 add something

 

In the late 1960s and early 1970s, Fatah faced off with Jordan in a brief civil war add something

 

In the late 1960s, tensions between Palestinians and the Jordanian government increased greatly; heavily armed Arab resistance elements had created a virtual "state within a state" in Jordan, eventually controlling several strategic positions in that country add something


1961

Mahmoud Abbas - While there, in 1961, he was recruited to become a member of Fatah, founded by Yasser Arafat and 5 other Palestinians in Kuwait in the late 1950s


1964

Fatah's manpower was incremented further after Arafat decided to offer new recruits much higher salaries than members of the Palestine Liberation Army , the regular military force of the Palestine Liberation Organization , which was created by the Arab League in the summer of 1964 add something


1966

On 13 November 1966, Israel launched a major raid against the Jordanian administered West Bank town of as-Samu, in response to a Fatah-implemented roadside bomb attack which had killed three members of the Israeli security forces near the southern Green Line border add something


1967

The town's name is the Arabic word for 'dignity', which elevated its symbolism in the eyes of the Arab people, especially after the collective Arab defeat in 1967 add something

 

This raid was one of several factors that led to the 1967 Six-Day War add something

 

We are not concerned with what took place in June 1967 or in eliminating the consequences of the June war add something

 

Six-Day War - The Six-Day war began when Israel launched air strikes against Egypt's air force on 5 June 1967 add something

 

In December 1967 Ahmad Shukeiri resigned his post as PLO Chairman add something


1968

The battle was covered in detail by "Time", and Arafat's face appeared on the cover of the 13 December 1968 issue, bringing his image to the world for the first time add something

 

Palestine Liberation Army - The Palestinians would not gain independent control of the organization until Yasser Arafat's Fatah faction wrested it from Nasser-backed Palestinians in 1968-69, when the Arab states were discredited by losing the Six-Day War, and militant Palestinian organizations were rapidly gaining in importance

 

Shmuel Gonen - Battle of Karameh - In March 1968, Gonen oversaw the armored corps in the Battle of Karameh in Jordan, where Yasser Arafat and the PLO had their base

 

Palestine Liberation Organization - Battle of Karameh - The way was opened, particularly after the Battle of Karameh in March 1968, for Yasser Arafat to rise to power


1969

When the Palestinian National Council convened in Cairo on 3 February 1969, Yahya Hammuda stepped down from his chairmanship of the PLO. Arafat was elected chairman on 4 February add something

 

Joschka Fischer - Fischer has been criticised for attending a 1969 conference of the Palestine Liberation Organization, where Yasser Arafat called for an all-out war on Israel "until the end"

 

Fatah - Founder Yasser Arafat became Chairman of the PLO in 1969, after the position was ceded to him by Yahya Hammuda

 

Karim Pakradouni - True to his Arabist tendencies, he developed close ties with the PLO and famously led a Kataeb student delegation to Jordan to meet with Yasser Arafat in 1969

 

Palestinian National Council - At the February 1969 meeting in Cairo, Yasser Arafat was appointed leader of the PLO. He continued to be PLO leader until his death in 2004


1970

According to Abu Iyad, two attempts were made on Arafat's life by the Israeli Mosaad and the Military Directorate in 1970 add something

 

During this time in the 1970s, numerous leftist PLO groups took up arms against Israel, carrying out attacks against civilians as well as military targets within Israel and outside of it add something

 

PLO cross-border raids against Israel grew during the late 1970s add something

 

On 15 September 1970, the PFLP hijacked five planes and landed three of them at Dawson's Field, located east of Amman add something


1972

Kurt Waldheim - On 11 September 1972, Ugandan dictator Idi Amin sent a telegram to Waldheim, copies of which went to Yasser Arafat and Golda Meir


1973

A 1973 United States Department of State document, declassified in 2006, concluded "The Khartoum operation was planned and carried out with the full knowledge and personal approval of Yasser Arafat add something

 

He became Commander-in-Chief of the Palestinian Revolutionary Forces two years later, and in 1973, became the head of the PLO's political department add something

 

An example of that, we find in March 1973 that Arafat tried to arrange for a meeting between the President of Iraq and the Emir of Kuwait in order to resolve their disputes add something


1974

Also in 1974, the PLO was declared the "sole legitimate representative of the Palestinian people" and admitted to full membership of the Arab League at the Rabat Summit add something

 

In 1974, the PNC approved the Ten Point Program , and proposed a compromise with the Israelis add something

 

There is reason to believe that Arafat was considering some kind of territorial compromise with the State of Israel at least since 1974 add something

 

Abu Nidal - Part of the socialist Palestinian rejectionist front, so called because they reject proposals for a peaceful settlement with Israel, the ANO was formed after a split in 1974 between Abu Nidal and Yasser Arafat's Fatah faction within the Palestine Liberation Organization


1975

Arafat was Amin's best man at his wedding in Uganda in 1975 add something

 

In February 1975, the Tigers shot an important pro-Palestinian Lebanese MP, Ma'arouf Sa'ad, founder of the Popular Nasserite Organization add something


1976

In 1976, Abu Sa'ed, a Palestinian traitor-agent who had been working for the Mossad for four years, was enlisted in a plot to put poison pellets that looked like grains of rice in Arafat's food add something

 

In 1976, an alliance of Christian militias with the backing of the Lebanese and Syrian Army besieged Tel al-Zaatar camp in east Beirut add something

 

Recently declassified documents show that in early 1976, at a meeting with US Senator Adlai Stevenson III, Arafat suggested a "few kilometers" of Israeli withdrawal from parts of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip while transferring responsibility to the UN, and this, he claimed "would give him something to show his people before he could acknowledge Israel's right to exist" add something


1978

Forced out of Jordan and into Lebanon, Arafat and Fatah were major targets of Israel's 1978 and 1982 invasions of that country add something

 

Afif Safieh - In 1978 he worked as a staff member in Yasser Arafat's office in Beirut , in charge of European Affairs and UN institutions


1981

After Israel withdrew from Lebanon, cross-border hostilities between PLO forces and Israel continued, though from August 1981 to May 1982, the PLO adopted a unilateral policy of refraining from responding to provocations add something


1982

Al Khaleej (newspaper) - Adly Barsoum had made a major coverage while working at Al Khaleej when he was the only Arab journalist who entered Beirut during the Israeli invasion of the city in 1982, and he met with Yasser Arafat for one of the most important interviews during these crucial times


1983

Islamic Unification Movement - Upon the withdrawal of the Palestinian factions loyal to Yasser Arafat from Tripoli in December 1983, the Tawheed seized the opportunity to replenish themselves with vehicles, additional weapons and ammunition from PLO arms caches left behind


1985

In 1985 he narrowly survived an Israeli assassination attempt when Israeli Air Force F-15s bombed his headquarters there as part of Operation Wooden Leg, leaving 73 people dead add something

 

Abu Nidal - The German magazine "Der Spiegel" put it to Abu Nidal in October 1985 that his assault on Argov, when he knew Israel was poised to attack the PLO, made him appear, in the view of Yasser Arafat, to be working for the Israelis


1986

Leon Charney - In 1986 Charney went to Tunisia to meet with Yasser Arafat in the hope of a possible peaceful resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict

 

Lebanese Resistance Regiments - A cease-fire was negotiated between Amal and pro-Syrian Palestinian groups on December 15, 1986, but it was rejected by Yasser Arafat's Fatah

 

Amal Movement - A cease-fire was negotiated between Amal and pro-Syrian Palestinian groups on December 15, 1986, but it was rejected by Yasser Arafat's Fatah


1988

Arafat claimed in a 1988 interview with "Time" that because of his fear of assassination by the Israelis, he never slept in the same place two nights in a row add something

 

Originally opposed to Israel's existence, he modified his position in 1988 when he accepted UN Security Council Resolution 242 add something

 

On 16 April 1988, as the Intifada was raging, Abu Jihad was assassinated in his Tunis household, allegedly by an Israeli hit squad add something

 

On 15 November 1988, the PLO proclaimed the independent State of Palestine add something

 

United Nations - Gold specifically mentions Yasser Arafat's 1988 invitation to address the General Assembly as a low point in the UN's history


1989

On 2 April 1989, Arafat was elected by the Central Council of the Palestine National Council, the governing body of the PLO, to be the president of the proclaimed State of Palestine add something


1990

In 1990, Arafat married Suha Tawil, a Palestinian Christian when he was 61 and Suha, 27 add something

 

In the 1990s, these groups seemed to threaten Arafat's capacity to hold together a unified nationalist organization with a goal of statehood add something

 

In the early 1990s, Arafat and leading Fatah officials engaged the Israeli government in a series of secret talks and negotiations that led to the 1993 Oslo Accords add something

 

Avi Weiss - Salzburg Festival - Nobel Peace Prize - He was arrested in 1990 while protesting Kurt Waldheim's visit to the Salzburg Festival, and again in 1994, when he protested in Oslo, Norway, when PLO chief Yasser Arafat received the Nobel Peace Prize

 

Palestine Liberation Organization - In 1990, the PLO under Yasser Arafat openly supported Saddam Hussein in the Iraqi regime's invasion of Kuwait, leading to a later rupture in Palestinian-Kuwaiti ties and the expulsion of many Palestinians from Kuwait


1991

Madrid Conference of 1991 - Later in his career, Arafat engaged in a series of negotiations with the government of Israel to end the decades-long conflict between it and the PLO. These included the Madrid Conference of 1991, the 1993 Oslo Accords and the 2000 Camp David Summit add something

 

He made this decision without the consent of other leading members of Fatah and the PLO. Arafat's top aide Abu Iyad vowed to stay neutral and opposed an alliance with Saddam; On 17 January 1991, Abu Iyad was assassinated by the Abu Nidal Organization add something

 

Plantu - In 1991 Plantu met Yasser Arafat during a showing of his cartoons in Tunis

 

Mossad - The alleged killing of Salah Khalaf, head of intelligence of the PLO and second in command of Fatah behind Yasser Arafat, in 1991

 

Abie Nathan - Nathan continued to meet with PLO head Yasser Arafat, however, and on 18 September 1991 he was sentenced to 18 months in prison


1992

Arafat narrowly escaped death again on 7 April 1992, when an Air Bissau aircraft he was a passenger on crash-landed in the Libyan Desert during a sandstorm add something


1993

Arafat and Fatah's center for operations was based in Tunis , the capital of Tunisia, until 1993 add something

 

Palestinian National Authority - From the establishment of the Palestinian Authority in 1993 until the death of Yasser Arafat in late 2004, only one election had taken place

 

Palestine Liberation Organization - In 1993, PLO chairman Yasser Arafat recognized the State of Israel in an official letter to its prime minister, Yitzhak Rabin

 

Hussam ad-Din Jarallah - No Grand Mufti was appointed to replace Jarallah until Yasser Arafat appointed Sulaiman Ja'abari in 1993

 

Warren Christopher - The ceremony took place in Washington D.C. on 13 September 1993, with Yasser Arafat signing for the Palestine Liberation Organization and Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin signing for the State of Israel

 

Palestine Liberation Organization - There was a subsequent public ceremony in Washington D.C. on 13 September 1993 with Yasser Arafat and Yitzhak Rabin


1994

Nobel Peace Prize - In 1994 Arafat received the Nobel Peace Prize, together with Yitzhak Rabin and Shimon Peres, for the negotiations at Oslo add something

 

Yitzhak Rabin - Nobel Peace Prize - For his role in the creation of the Oslo Accords, Rabin was *awarded the 1994 Nobel Peace Prize, along with Yasser Arafat and Shimon Peres

 

World Economic Forum - At the 1994 annual meeting, Israeli Foreign Minister Shimon Peres and PLO Chairman Yasser Arafat reached a draft agreement on Gaza and Jericho

 

Yehoram Gaon - He performed at the Nobel Prize ceremony of Yitzhak Rabin, Shimon Peres and Yasser Arafat in Oslo , in 1994

 

Shlomo Goren - In 1994 he announced that Halakha made it a "duty" for Jews to kill Yasser Arafat

 

Yitzhak Rabin - In 1994, Rabin won the Nobel Peace Prize together with Shimon Peres and Yasser Arafat

 

Nobel Prize - Similarly Yasser Arafat, Yitzhak_Rabin, and Shimon Peres received the 1994 award, about a year after they successfully concluded the Oslo Accords


1995

On 24 July 1995, Arafat's wife Suha gave birth to a daughter in Sorbonne, France add something

 

Throughout November and December 1995, Arafat toured dozens of Palestinian cities and towns that were evacuated by Israeli forces including Jenin, Ramallah , al-Bireh, Nablus, Qalqilyah and Tulkarm, declaring them "liberated" add something


1996

Palestinian National Authority - The Chairman of the PLO, Yasser Arafat, was elected as President of PA in a landslide victory in 1996


1997

In 1997, the PLC accused the executive branch of the PNA of financial mismanagement causing the resignation of four members of Arafat's cabinet add something

 

Brian Hanrahan - He commentated on the handover of Hong Kong in 1997 and the funeral of Yasser Arafat in 2004

 

David Littman (historian) - In March 1997, Littman responded to a Palestinian Authority charge that Israel had infected Palestinians with AIDS by reminding the Commission, in a speech to it, that this was not the first time such libels were leveled at Israel, inasmuch as in 1983 then-Palestine Liberation Organization-chairman Yasser Arafat accused Israel of "poisoning Palestinian schoolgirls" in a letter addressed to the UN Secretary General, a charge later shown to be false by a team of independent medical experts, according to the "Jerusalem Post"


1998

In 1998, U.S. President Bill Clinton persuaded the two leaders to meet add something

 

Jonathan Pollard - Among the many requests for Pollard's release was one at the 1998 Wye River conference, where Netanyahu recalls, "if we signed an agreement with Arafat, I expected a pardon for Pollard

 

Avigdor Lieberman - In 1998, news reports stated that Lieberman suggested the bombing of the Aswan Dam in retaliation for Egyptian support for Yasser Arafat

 

Ahmad Tibi - Tibi served as a political advisor to Palestinian Authority President Yasser Arafat for several years, representing the Palestinians at the 1998 Wye River negotiations

 

Gaza Strip - The Yasser Arafat International Airport opened on 24 November 1998 after the signing of the Oslo II Accord and the Wye River Memorandum


1999

According to Abu Daoud's 1999 book, "Arafat was briefed on plans for the Munich hostage-taking add something


2000

Arafat continued negotiations with Netanyahu's successor, Ehud Barak, at the Camp David 2000 Summit in July 2000 add something

 

After the September 2000 outbreak of the Second Intifada, negotiations continued at the Taba summit in January 2001; this time, Ehud Barak pulled out of the talks to campaign in the Israeli elections add something

 

Saeb Erekat - As a politician, Erekat was considered to be a Yasser Arafat loyalist. including the Camp David meetings in 2000 and the negotiations at Taba in 2001

 

Second Intifada - The Middle East Peace Summit at Camp David from July 11 to 25, 2000, took place between United States President Bill Clinton, Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak, and Palestinian Authority Chairman Yasser Arafat

 

Second Intifada - In July 2000, a Middle East peace summit was held at Camp David, hosted by U.S. President Bill Clinton and attended by Palestinian Authority Chairman Yasser Arafat and Israel's Prime Minister Ehud Barak

 

Second Intifada - From 11 to 25 July 2000, the Middle East Peace Summit at Camp David was held between United States President Bill Clinton, Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak, and Palestinian Authority Chairman Yasser Arafat

 

Second Intifada - On 13 September 2000, Yasser Arafat and the Palestinian Legislative Council postponed the planned unilateral declaration of an independent Palestinian state

 

Second Intifada - They often quote a speech made in December 2000 by Imad Falouji, the PA Communications Minister at the time, where he explains that the Intifada had been planned since Arafat's return from the Camp David Summit in July, far in advance of Sharon's visit


2001

The documents showed that, in 2001, Arafat personally approved payments to Tanzim terrorists add something

 

In October and December 2001, suicide bombings by Palestinian militant groups increased and Israeli counter strikes intensified add something

 

Mohammed Dahlan - In 2001 he upset Yasser Arafat by beginning to call for reform in the Palestinian National Authority and expressing dissatisfaction with a lack of coherent policy

 

Islamic Jihad Movement in Palestine - The organization is responsible for a number of attacks including more than 30 suicide bombings; indeed, on 22 December 2001, PIJ vowed to continue its terror campaign despite Hamas' decision to halt suicide bombings inside Israel in response to a crackdown by Yasser Arafat


2002

Some Israeli government officials opined in 2002 that the armed Fatah sub-group al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades commenced attacks towards Israel in order to compete with Hamas add something

 

On 6 May 2002, the Israeli government released a report, based in part on documents captured during the Israeli raid of Arafat's Ramallah headquarters, which included copies of papers signed by Arafat authorizing funding for al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades' activities add something

 

Kiyomi Tsujimoto - Peace Boat - Its passengers met Yasser Arafat several times; because of its support for the Palestinian causes, Israel refused the Peace Boat entry into the country in 2002

 

Eliyahu Bakshi-Doron - In 2002, he accused Yasser Arafat of attempting to commit "a Holocaust against the State of Israel

 

Starbucks - The protests against Starbucks derived from the Winkler letter were not the first; earlier protests occurred in June 2002 in Cairo, Dubai and Beirut universities in response to Schultz's criticism of Yasser Arafat


2003

His support from Arab leaders tended to increase whenever he was pressured by Israel; for example, when Israel declared in 2003 it had made the decision, in principle, to remove him from the Israeli-controlled West Bank add something

 

In 2003, Arafat ceded his post as Prime Minister to Mahmoud Abbas amid pressures by the US. add something

 

Nisan, 2003 The Tel al-Zaatar camp fell to the Christians after a six-month siege in which thousands of Palestinians were killed add something

 

Mahmoud Abbas - By early 2003, as Israel and the United States refused to negotiate with Yasser Arafat, Abbas began to emerge as a candidate for a more visible leadership role

 

Ayaan Hirsi Ali - Do you think it strange that so many Muslim men are violent-" In a 2003 interview with the Danish magazine "Sappho", she explains parallels she sees between the personality of Yasser Arafat and that of Muhammad

 

Lyse Doucet - In 2003 she was awarded a Silver Sony Award for News Broadcaster of the Year for her interview with Yasser Arafat in his compound in Ramallah

 

Yiftah Ron-Tal - In a previous controversial interview in 2003, he had advocated the liquidation of PLO chairman Yasser Arafat

 

Ingrid Newkirk - She was criticized in 2003 when she wrote to Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat to protest the use of a donkey as a suicide bomber, triggering the criticism that she was prioritizing animal over human life

 

Second Intifada - On March 13, 2003, following U.S. pressure, Arafat appointed Mahmoud Abbas as Palestinian prime minister

 

Second Intifada - Unable to rule effectively under Arafat, Abbas resigned in September 2003


2004

In 2004, President Bush dismissed Arafat as a negotiating partner, saying he had "failed as a leader" and accused him of undercutting Abbas when he was prime minister add something


Yasser Arafat died in 2004 add something

 

First reports of Arafat's treatment by his doctors for what his spokesman said was the "flu" came on 25 October 2004, after he vomited during a meeting add something

 

On 11 November 2004, a French Army Honor Guard held a brief ceremony for Arafat, with his coffin draped in a Palestinian flag add something

 

Council for the National Interest - In 2004 it opined on the probable transfer of power from Yasser Arafat to his successor

 

Marwan Barghouti - In late 2004, Barghouti announced from his Israeli prison his intention to run in the Palestinian Authority presidential election in January 2005, called for following the death of President Yasser Arafat in November

 

Fatah - Several of them gained their positions through the patronage of Yasser Arafat, who balanced above the different factions, and the era after his death in 2004 has seen increased infighting among these groups, who jockey for influence over future development, the political line, funds, and constituencies

 

Muhammad Sayyid Tantawy - Tantawy led the funeral prayers at the funeral of Yasser Arafat in 2004, during which he said that "Arafat has done his duty as a defender of the Palestinian cause, with courage and honesty"

 

Palestinian National Authority - In February 2004, it was reported that the European Union anti-fraud office was studying documents suggesting that Yasser Arafat and the Palestinian Authority had diverted tens of millions of dollars in EU funds to organizations involved in terrorist attacks, such as the Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades

 

Sid Rosenberg - He referred to Palestinians as "stinking animals" and suggested that "They ought to drop the bomb right there, kill 'em all right now" during the November 12, 2004 funeral of deceased Palestinian Authority leader Yasser Arafat

 

Mustafa Barghouti - Barghouti announced on 29 November 2004 that he would be a candidate in the 9 January 2005 election to choose a successor to the just-deceased Yasser Arafat as President of the Palestinian Authority


2005

Abbas won the January 2005 presidential election by a comfortable margin, solidifying himself as the successor to Arafat as leader of the Palestinians add something

 

In September 2005 an Israeli AIDS expert claimed that Arafat bore all the symptoms of AIDS based on obtained medical records add something


2006

Palestinian National Security Forces - Initially consisting of about 90 officers under President Yasser Arafat, the Presidential Guard has been increased to 1,000 under his successor Mahmoud Abbas in 2006


2007

Accessed on 7 November 2007 in three different versions by the PLO. Arafat proceeded with creating a structure for the PNA. He established an executive committee or cabinet composed of twenty members add something

 

On 10 November 2007, prior to the third anniversary of Arafat's death, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas unveiled a mausoleum for Arafat near his tomb in commemoration of him add something


2008

Jimmy Carter - Within this Mid-East trip, Carter laid a wreath on the grave of Yasser Arafat in Ramallah on April 14, 2008.


2009

Al Jazeera - On 15 July 2009, the Palestinian National Authority closed down Al Jazeera's offices in the West Bank, apparently in response to claims made on the channel by Farouk Kaddoumi that PA President Mahmoud Abbas had been involved in the death of Yasser Arafat


2010

Mahmoud Zahar, Hamas leader in Gaza , stated in September 2010 that Arafat had instructed Hamas to launch what he termed "military operations" against Israel in 2000 when Arafat felt that negotiations with Israel would not succeed add something

 

Second Intifada - Support for the idea that Arafat planned the Intifadah comes from & Hamas leader Mahmoud al-Zahar, who said in September 2010 that when Arafat realized that the Camp David Summit in July 2000 would not result in the meeting of all of his demands, he ordered Hamas as well as Fatah and the Aqsa Martyrs Brigades, to launch "military operations" against Israel


2012

In July 2012 "Al Jazeera" reported that tests carried out by the Institute of Radiation Physics at the University of Lausanne in Switzerland as part of a nine-month investigation found traces of polonium in quantities much higher than could occur naturally on Arafat's personal belongings add something

 

On 27 November 2012, it was announced that Arafat's body had been exhumed, and was likely to be returned to the grave within 24 hours add something

 

Second Intifada - Arafat's widow Suha Arafat reportedly said on Dubai television in December 2012 that her husband had planned the uprising


2013

On 12 October 2013, the British medical journal "The Lancet" published a peer-reviewed article titled "Improving forensic investigation for polonium poisoning" add something

 

David Poort and Ken Silverstein, Al Jazeera, 6 November 2013 add something

 

On 6 November 2013, Al Jazeera reported that the Swiss forensic team had found levels of polonium in Arafat's ribs and pelvis 18 to 36 times the average, and were 83 percent confident that polonium poisoning occurred add something

 

Reuters/Haaretz, 6 November 2013 Most experts in forensics disagreed that the results were consistent with Polonium add something


2015

In March 2015 a French prosecutor announced that his death was of natural causes, and the polonium and lead traces found were environmental add something


2018

In 2018, Ronen Bergman suggested that Israel used radiation poisoning to kill Yasser Arafat, but stepped back from flatly asserting what happened, stating that Israeli military censorship prevents him from revealing what, or whether, he knows add something

 

New York Times, 23 January 2018, "How Arafat Eluded Israel's Assassination Machine," https://www add something