Talk:Yasser Arafat

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French investigation found no trace of Polonium[edit]

The last sentence in the article disingenuously and falsely claims the French investigation found traces of Polonium in Arafat's body, which is not at all what is claimed in the referenced Washington Times article.
The truth is that the French investigation found no traces of Polonium. See the reference below, and please correct this falsehood in the article, as the article is currently locked and not available for editing. Thank you.
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/europe/2013/12/french-experts-rule-out-arafat-poisoning-2013123145211499109.html
JD — Preceding unsigned comment added by 108.253.72.26 (talk) 10:05, 22 February 2014 (UTC)
Incorrect. "At a press conference in Paris on Tuesday evening, Suha Arafat and her lawyer said the French report found similar levels of polonium 210 as the Swiss, but investigators in Paris came to different conclusions."

Death and Illness[edit]

His wife has claimed the reports she refused an autopsy are false. (Al Jezeera documentary on cause of death:title unknown) Jcunme (talk) 20:57, 29 August 2014 (UTC)

Edit to the lead[edit]

@Eym174: Please stop edit warring, with this edit. The fact that Arafat was considered a terrorist by Israel is already present in the lead. Adding this stuff again is blatantly violating WP:NPOV. Kingsindian  20:38, 6 October 2014 (UTC)

Participation to the 1948 war[edit]

Does someone know a source for the fact that Arafat would have participated to the '48 war and more precisely for this:

Arafat fought alongside the Muslim Brotherhood, although he did not join the organization. He took part in combat in the Gaza area

My mind after looking for information in googlebooks is that he tried to enter Palestine but never succeeded... Does someone have more information ? Pluto2012 (talk) 11:51, 26 October 2014 (UTC)

Lack of references in introduction[edit]

There is a serious lack of references in the first few paragraphs.

'Arafat spent much of his life committed to acts of terror against Israel in the name of Palestinian self-determination. Originally opposed to Israel's existence, he modified his position in 1988 when he accepted UN Security Council Resolution 242.'. According to whom?

  • References are not needed in the lead, because there should be no info there not found in the article, which already has citations. If unique info is found there, it should be moved to the article, or deleted. FunkMonk (talk) 19:18, 21 November 2014 (UTC)