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- Print Length: 87 pages
- Publisher: DeltaFourth Books (November 9, 2013)
- Publication Date: November 9, 2013
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00AYAL8UC
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The Murder of Yasser Arafat (DeltaFourth Operations Book 1) Kindle Edition
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With Arafat, corruption was an art form and an end to itself and, as with all totalitarian and self-serving regimes, it was turned upon him who fostered this way of life. Those who suffered most from it were the people.
Too bad that there were so few who called a shovel a bloody spade.
His health had been deteriorating for awhile and he went to Paris in an attempt to improve. He was buried, without an autopsy, immediately following his death and all the medication bottles from his home were destroyed before anyone could check them.
In 2012, evidence of high levels of radioactive polonium-210 was found on some of his belongings. His body was exhumed, bone samples were extracted, and four medical teams examined and reported the results: Yasser Arafat was poisoned by polonium-210.
The question of who administered it and how is the plot of this short book. In order to determine it, though DeltaFourth investigates who had a motive and who had an opportunity. There are many people with motives: Corruption was rampant in the Palestinian Authority; in fact, it was a way of life. Arafat ordered the deaths of many people he considered to be in positions to be his rivals. Who had an opportunity was a much smaller list because he was isolated in his compound by the Israelis for a couple of years before his death so access to him was somewhat limited. But DeltaFourth does name names and provide reasons.
Matthew Kalman and Matt Rees are award winning journalists and novelists who have worked in for newspapers and magazines in many countries, usually covering stories from the Middle East, especially Israel and the Palestinian territories. Together, they form DeltaFourth and, as such, interviewed insiders and observers in Ramallah, Gaza, Bethlehem, and Jerusalem to research this book.
All they give us is the suggestion that the cronies closest to him had the most to gain from his demise. No evidence of who did what, how when or why.
If Kalman and Rees actually *do* have the goods, they should have put them in the book and taken on the risk.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The real tragedy of Palestine, and the reason Palestinian Arabs lost their War of independence back in 1948 is that their most able leaders were dead, assassinated by their fellow... Read morePublished on March 2, 2014 by Iphigenia d'Agamemnon
You've probably heard most of this before. An interesting read with no proof and a lot of speculation. More hype than factsPublished on May 5, 2013 by Kalba
This book has explanations for lots of what has gone on and is going on in the middle east.
It seems to have been written by more than one author which interrupts the flow on... Read more
This may or may not be an accurate, inside account of the end of Yasser Arafat, but I simply don't know enough about the author to be sure. Read morePublished on March 28, 2013 by Leslie
Well researched and written. Good insider stuff. I enjoy Matt's books about what goes on inside the Palestinian areas. Bravo.Published on February 18, 2013 by Ernest Moore
Inteesting in a sense that it touches on some of the bckground of Arafat. As a student of this area and conflict it is a useful e-book.Published on February 18, 2013 by War Dog
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