Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Palestinian Confirmation: Arafat Died of AIDS

The Israel Today news service reported last week that a Palestinian leader earlier this month confirmed in a TV interview that terrorist Yassir Arafat died of AIDS. Click the YouTube link above to watch an excerpt of the interview and here is some of the Israel Today story, which speculates on Arafat's alleged gay affairs:

A leading Palestinian “resistance” figure has confirmed what many suspected all along: Yasser Arafat died of AIDS.

In an interview with Hizballah's Al-Manar TV earlier this month, Ahmad Jibril, founder and leader of the Damascus-based Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine-General Command, revealed a shocking conversation he recently had with Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas and his staff . . .

Jibril, like many Palestinians, readily accepted the notion that Israel had assassinated Arafat, and wanted the Palestinian Authority to conduct an official investigation concluding as much . . .

“They were silent, and then one of them said to me: 'To be honest, the French gave us the medical report, that stated that the cause of [Arafat's] death was AIDS.'”

Arafat eventually died in a Paris hospital after being airlifted out of Ramallah. Many speculated that the Palestinian leader, who was said to have had numerous homosexual relationships, had in fact contracted AIDS.

A clearly angered Jibril said that Abbas and every other member of Arafat's Fatah faction “should be happy that we got rid of the plague, which had been imposed upon them and upon the Palestinian people. The Fatah movement now has an opportunity to renew itself.”


Anonymous said...

Ahmad Jibril and Israel Today ... its got to be true! Strange bedfellows with parallel agendas?

Anonymous said...

Is it true or mere propaganda?

John Barrow said...

At the time of his death, the hospital was saying died of "liver failure from hepatitis." This is a common cover story for HIV.

Then again, it could be disinformation. It's a shame that the stigma of HIV is such that one must consider it being used to that effect.