Yasser Arafat

Thousands in Gaza commemorate Arafat’s death

Hundreds of thousands of people waving the yellow Fatah flag gathered on Saturday in Gaza City to commemorate the 13th anniversary of the death of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat. Thousands of Gazans started reserving spaces in the Gaza City square, anticipating the event planned for midday Saturday with the participation[…]

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France drops Arafat poisoning investigation

French judges investigating claims that Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat was murdered have closed the case without bringing any charges, a prosecutor said. “At the end of the investigation … it has not been demonstrated that Mr Yasser Arafat was murdered by polonium-210 poisoning,” the three judges ruled on Wednesday, according[…]

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French judges end inquiry into Arafat’s 2004 death

French judges re-examining the evidence surrounding the 2004 death of former president Yasser Arafat have concluded their investigations, the prosecutors office in the Paris suburb of Nanterre said Tuesday. “The judges have closed their dossier and it was sent to the prosecutor on April 30,” he said. The prosecutor now[…]

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Yasser Arafat photo exhibition on display

An exhibition of 86 rare photographs of Palestinian leader, Yasser Arafat with anti-apartheid freedom fighter Ahmed Kathrada is on display at the National Museum of Cultural History in Pretoria.  The exhibition marks the 10th anniversary of Arafat’s death. It also commemorates Palestinian Cultural Week, which runs until 20th November. Kathrada[…]

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From jail, Barghouthi urges ‘armed resistance’

Jailed Palestinian leader Marwan Barghouthi urged the Palestinian leadership to give its backing to “armed resistance” against Israel in a letter published Tuesday as a wave of violence surged. The call came after months of clashes in and around annexed East Jerusalem and a growing number of deadly Palestinian attacks[…]

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Abbas wants to move Arafat shrine to Jerusalem

President Mahmoud Abbas said Sunday the shrine of late President Yasser Arafat wills be moved to Jerusalem, the capital of Palestine, at the earliest possible opportunity. Abbas said during a ceremony opening Arafat’s museum in Ramallah that the late Palestinian leader deserves to “remain immortal in the hearts of our[…]

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