From our new Monsters in the Closet Department comes this contribution from Attallah Quiba, the PA’s ambassador to Sri Lanka. Arafat, you see, couldn’t have done something as prosaic as die; had he not been murdered, he would clearly have lived to be 562. From Bernama, the Malaysian National News Agency, with thanks to Teri:
COLOMBO, March 19 (Bernama) — Attallah Quiba, the Palestinian ambassador in Sri Lanka, believes that Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat was killed by unnamed Israelis using advanced technology, the Island newspaper said.
Responding to questions at a media conference in Colombo on Friday, Quiba claimed that two Israelis who met Arafat on the day he was taken sick “used a laser device to attack Arafat.”
“They tried to flee after using the device but were wrestled down by the Palestinian Authority security personnel. Both men were carrying Canadian passports.”
Quiba was quoted as saying the Palestinian Authority immediately informed the Israeli government of the “attempt on Arafat’s life.” Samples of Arafat’s blood were tested in 16 countries and it was revealed that he had been poisoned by high technology, he said.