The real reason behind the death of Yasser Arafat? The story continues:
Late Palestinian Authority chairman Yasser Arafat’s blood contained the deadly HIV virus, Arafat’s personal physician told Jordanian media over the weekend. Dr. Ashraf al-Kurdi stressed, however, that Arafat did not die of AIDS – which is caused by the virus.
Jordanian news site Amman quoted al-Kurdi – a former Jordanian health ministry official – as saying that the virus had been injected into Arafat’s bloodstream close to his death, and that the real cause of the chairman’s death was poison.
On one level, it seems pointless for Israel to have poisoned Arafat, as the PLO leader was already isolated in his compound and was politically useful as a “terror” leader. Then again, since Ariel Sharon was in charge anything is possible.