Palestinian Authority yesterday accused Israel by assassinating the late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, after receiving the results of tests conducted on samples of his remains , and demanded France to deliver its report in this regard.
The Chairman of the Commission of Inquiry in the death of Palestinian President Arafat Major General Tawfiq Tirawi at a press conference in Ramallah in the West Bank , said that " Israel is the first ,primary and the only defendant in the case of Arafat assassination " , adding that " all the Israeli leaders and military , security and political official , including the head of the Israeli leadership" . He pointed out that the reports received by the authority confirms that Arafat " didn't die because of advanced age , nor beacuse of disease nor by a natural death" .
Concerning the rumors that members of Arafat 's inner circle killed him, Tirawi denied it , calling it ' bad rumors ' , stressing that the Commission deals only with the facts and evidence. He said, " we emphasize that the Commission has the data and evidence, and these evidence and results match our theory about Arafat assassination" . He added, " we are closer to the truth ... we will continue the investigation to search and confirm the details" .
He said that the investigation committee which he leads conducted " meetings and investigations with thousands of Palestinians and non-Palestinians inside and outside the Palestinian territories to find out which tool used by Israel" .