On Friday, Suha Arafat, widow of the late Palestinian President Yasser Arafat, denied her acquittal on the ground of Israel of the charge of killing her husband.
Earlier on Friday, Yedioth Ahronoth newspaper quoted Suha as saying during the interview that “Arafat was definitely poisoned, but not by Israel, but by a Palestinian.”
However, Suha Arafat said in a “clarification” that she published on her Facebook account, that all that was reported by the press about her interview with Israeli television as part of a documentary about the late Palestinian president, “is outside its original context.”
And she stressed her insistence that the case of “Abu Ammar” (the late president) is still “before the courts, and I cannot accuse anyone of killing him even Israel because I do not have any evidence and also I do not have evidence against anyone so far, and I do not want the accusations to be affixed to Palestinian malicious political battles. Interior without conclusive evidence. “
And she continued: “My statements have not changed since Abu Ammar was martyred. Without conclusive evidence, I will not accuse anyone .. This is what I said in the interview (which will be published after a week) and I will say it in other interviews.”
The Palestinian Authority has repeatedly declared that Israel is responsible for killing President Arafat.
On November 11, 2004, the Palestinian leader’s death was announced in a French hospital to which he was transferred after his health condition deteriorated in Ramallah.
Since his death was announced, Palestinian officials have said that Israel has poisoned him with the use of polonium, but Tel Aviv has never acknowledged any responsibility for this.
The Israeli newspaper also quoted Suha as saying that the Palestinian uprising that erupted in 2000 “was Arafat’s big mistake.”
However, Suha Arafat said in her explanation that “since the documentary film, I said my opinion that the intifada was wrong (wrong), it was because we lost a lot and our war with them was unequal .. I will not be afraid to give my opinion even if it is distorted, the truth will always brighten.”
The intifada erupted after the late Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon stormed the Al-Aqsa Mosque in East Jerusalem.