Unsurprisingly, Palestinian officials are blaming Israel, and Israel is denying everything. Of course, Israel was not the only party with reason to want ‘Arafat out of the picture. Clayton Swisher, who originally broke the story for Al Jazeera English in July of 2012, has an op-ed at The Guardian reminding us that many of the unanswered questions about the death might have been answered if the Palestinian Authority had cooperated with French investigators. (Full disclosure: Swisher is s former collealgue of mine at the Middle East Institute.) And this piece at Le Figaro (French) suggests that French intelligence may already know more than they have acknowledged.
We may never know what actually happened. But if we believe this story in The Egypt Independent,
Suha Arafat, widow of late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, has called on Defense Minister Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to help find out the murderer of her husband during a telephone interview with Egyptian television channel, Dream.
She appealed to Sisi to take an interest in the issue and form an international committee to investigate.I fear she's been reading Egyptian media about General Sisi's abilities,