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  • Arafat poisoned? Death inquiry opened in France

    Nearly eight years after the death of former Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, French prosecutors opened an inquiry Tuesday into his possible murder by poisoning.
  • Israel admits responsibility for 1988 assassination

    More than 24 years after Palestinian military leader Khalil Ibrahim Wazir was assassinated in Tunisia, Israel acknowledged for the first time that its spy agency Mossad carried out the killing.

    Arafat's widow files lawsuit to press for probe into his death

    The widow of Yasser Arafat filed a lawsuit in France on Tuesday charging that the Palestinian leader was poisoned to death by an unknown person or persons labeled X, a move designed to press French officials to investigate.

    Palestinians clash with Israeli soldiers in Nakba Day protests

    Dozens of Palestinians were injured Tuesday in clashes with Israeli soldiers during the annual Nakba Day demonstrations in Israel, the West Bank and Gaza Strip to mark the 1948 displacement of 800,000 Arabs during Israel’s founding.

    Palestinian Authority premier Salam Fayyad gives up finance post

    Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Salam Fayyad kept the top job in a cabinet shakeup Wednesday but relinquished his duties as finance minister, a position that earned him praise abroad and criticism at home.