Abbas accuses Israel of religious war

2014-11-11 18:52

The Palestinian president has accused Israel of igniting a "religious war" by allowing Jewish worshippers to visit a contested holy site in Jerusalem.

Series of blasts strike Fatah targets in Gaza

2014-11-07 11:45

A series of small explosions have targeted the homes and vehicles of officials from President Mahmoud Abbas's Fatah movement in the Gaza Strip, witnesses say.

Russian tests rule out poisoning in Arafat death

2013-12-26 12:23

Russian forensic experts studying the remains of Yasser Arafat say the Palestinian leader died a natural death, ruling out radiation poisoning.

Experts rule out Arafat poisoning

2013-12-03 20:38

French experts have ruled out a theory that Yasser Arafat was killed by poisoning, a source close to the investigation into the Palestinian leader's 2004 death said.

Investigator: Israel only suspect in Arafat death

2013-11-08 13:33

Israel is the only suspect in the death of Yasser Arafat, the chief investigator in the case has stated, after scientists said the leader was probably poisoned by polonium.

Widow: Arafat was murdered with polonium

2013-11-06 23:07

Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat was poisoned to death in 2004 with radioactive polonium, his widow Suha has said after receiving the results of Swiss forensic tests.

Arafat exhumed over poison claims

2012-11-27 09:02

The body of the late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat has been exhumed by a team of experts trying to discover if he was poisoned, as many Palestinians believe.

Arafat's grave blocked off for exhumation

2012-11-13 17:58

West Bank workers have blocked off Yasser Arafat' grave ahead of the planned exhumation of the Palestinian leader's remains.

2 teams to probe Arafat's death

2012-10-01 22:23

The Palestinians say French and Swiss teams will conduct parallel probes into Arafat's death.

Palestinians OK Arafat probe

2012-09-05 17:49

The Palestinians have given the green light to a delegation of French judges to travel to the West Bank to investigate suspicions Yasser Arafat was poisoned.

Swiss lab to analyse Arafat remains

2012-08-25 07:11

A Swiss radiology lab says it has received the go-ahead from the widow of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat to test his remains for poisoning by polonium, a highly radioactive element.

President approves Arafat autopsy

2012-07-09 17:15

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has given his permission to exhume the remains of his predecessor, Yasser Arafat, a top aide says.

Palestinians seek probe into Arafat's death

2012-07-04 12:59

The Palestinians want an international probe into the death of former president Yasser Arafat after an investigation showed he may have been poisoned, says an official.

Arrest warrant issued for Arafat's widow

2011-10-31 16:32

A Tunisian court has issued an international arrest warrant against the widow of the late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat over alleged corruption, an official says.

Israel has 'smashed' peace efforts - Abbas

2011-09-23 20:01

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas says Israel has "smashed against the rocks" all efforts to reach a peace deal explaining why he had pressed his bid for UN membership of his state.

Abbas urges US action on Palestine

2010-11-11 22:41

Mahmud Abbas has called for concrete US efforts to deliver a Palestinian state, as crowds marked the sixth anniversary of Yasser Arafat's death.

Israel killed Arafat: Fatah

2009-08-06 19:02

The Fatah party has blamed Israel for the 2004 death of its founder, iconic Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat.


10 years after death, Arafat still an icon

2014-11-08 14:13

For decades, Yasser Arafat was the incarnation of the Palestinian fight for independence. Ten years after his death, he remains a national hero for a still stateless people.

First women join Palestine commando unit

2014-04-07 10:53

Palestinian women in combat fatigues and headscarves have become trailblazers in a still largely male-dominated society, where they are set to become the first females in the Presidential Guards.

French report: No proof Arafat was poisoned

2013-12-04 10:06

French scientists looking into the death of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat have dismissed poisoning by radioactive polonium. The results contradict earlier findings by a Swiss lab.

Arafat's death remembered amid poison rumours

2013-11-11 16:22

Palestinians are marking the ninth anniversary of Yasser Arafat's death, days after Swiss experts said he may have died of radioactive poisoning.

Israel says it did not poison Arafat

2013-11-07 18:39

Israel has stated that it did not poison Yasser Arafat, making the denial after the Palestinian leader's widow said Swiss tests had proven he died from polonium poisoning.

Palestinians to petition ICC over Arafat

2012-11-27 18:21

The Palestinian leadership is to petition the International Criminal Court in The Hague if it finds proof that the late Yasser Arafat was poisoned, says an official.

Arafat body to be exhumed for tests

2012-11-24 16:00

Palestinian officials say they will exhume the body of their leader Yasser Arafat to see if Israel poisoned him with a Russian-produced radioactive isotope.

Swiss team prepares to exhume Arafat

2012-11-05 20:00

A Swiss laboratory team has arrived in the West Bank city of Ramallah to prepare for the exhumation of former Palestinian president Yasser Arafat, Palestinian sources say.

Arafat Foundation: proof enough of poison

2012-09-09 22:19

The Yasser Arafat Foundation says there is "no need" for more proof the Palestinian leader was poisoned in what appeared to be taking a stance against exhuming his body.

Ex-official denies Israel poisoned Arafat

2012-08-29 14:00

A former Israeli official is denying allegations that Israel poisoned Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat as French prosecutors begin investigating his possible murder.

Arafat widow seeks assassination probe

2012-07-31 21:54

Yasser Arafat's widow has formally asked for an investigation into his death, bringing a complaint of assassination weeks after raising new suspicions that the he was poisoned.

Arafat may not have been poisoned: Expert

2012-07-04 15:07

The elevated levels of a radioactive isotope found on the personal belongings of Yasser Arafat do not necessarily mean that the Palestinian leader was poisoned, says an expert.

Arafat poisoned by polonium - report

2012-07-03 20:11

Yasser Arafat, who died in 2004, was poisoned by polonium, according to the findings of laboratory research carried out in Switzerland and cited in an Al Jazeera report.

Palestinians ready to return to talks, Abbas says

2011-09-23 20:46

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas says he is ready to return to the negotiations with the Israelis, saying he did not want to isolate or delegitimise Israel.

Palestinians slam Qatar, Al-Jazeera

2011-01-25 11:04

Palestinians have vented their anger at Qatar-based Al-Jazeera after it reported on leaked documents that claim Palestinian leaders had offered large concessions in talks with Israel.

Palestinians remember Arafat

2009-11-11 16:24

Tens of thousands of Palestinians have crowded around the grave of the late Yasser Arafat to mark the fifth anniversary of the iconic leader's death.

Founding member of PLO dies

2009-08-02 19:14

Shafiq al-Hout, a founding member of the Palestine Liberation Organisation, has died in Lebanon at the age of 77.

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