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  11/26/2012, Kislev 12, 5773

Erekat: Strong Feelings Arafat did Not Die Naturally


Chief Palestinian Authority (PA) negotiator Saeb Erekat said, Monday, "I have strong feelings that Yasser Arafat did not die a natural death but was eliminated, so I support the exhuming of his body for an examination."

Regarding Thursday's meeting of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, which is expected to deal with the PA's request for non-member state status, Dr. Erekat said that he was not surprised with Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman's appraisal that it would mark the political end of PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas, adding that Lieberman and Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu "did everything to eliminate Abu-Mazen's political career."