A nephew of the late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat says the family will soon release a French medical report revealing Arafat’s cause of death.Naser al-Qudwa says the document is being translated from French before it is released.
Al-Qudwa says the report will answer “many questions,” as it is the Palestinian people’s right to get a clear answer about how Arafat died. The document has not previously been seen in Arabic.
The report by French doctors describes a platelet disorder and speculates on its cause, al-Qudwa says. The doctors ruled out cancer and an acute infection, he told Ma’an.
A third possibility was poisoning, al-Qudwa says, but the records show that doctors were unable to conclusively determine what poison, if any, was in Arafat’s system.
“We have said that it is poisoning,” he hinted.
Poisoning, my a** :
People with HIV often have problems with their levels of platelets, cells in the blood that help with clotting.
When the body slows its production of platelets, and/or when platelets are destroyed at a higher-than-normal rate, a condition called thrombocytopenia occurs. People with this condition bleed and bruise easily.
(hat tip: Challah)
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