A confidential medical report released to the Palestinian Authority from the French hospital in which Yasir Arafat died revealed that the Palestinian leader succumbed to AIDS, said the founder and leader of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine-General Command terrorist group.You know, I just didn't see that one coming.
Ahmed Jibril – the infamous, Damascus-based PFLP chief who at times was a close Arafat confidante – said in an interview with Hizbullah's Al-Manar television that PA President Mahmoud Abbas and his team told him the French medical report listed AIDS as Arafat's cause of death.
Arafat died Nov. 11, 2004, at a military hospital in Paris. The official cause of death was not released because French law prohibits distribution of medical records to anyone other than immediate family. A copy of Arafat's medical report was obtained in 2005 by the PA as part of an internal investigation into Arafat's death.
Just did a quick Google search and saw that they blogged about this on Little Green Footballs. No wonder I hadn't heard.