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This Day in the Yesteryear: OSLO ACCORDS OFFICIALLY SIGNED (1993)


Oslo Accords Officially Signed (1993)

The Oslo Accords, providing for the withdrawal of Israeli troops from the West Bank and Gaza and for limited Palestinian self-government, resulted from the first direct negotiation between Israel and the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO). Though talks were conducted in secret in Oslo, Norway, the agreement was signed publicly in Washington, DC. It was signed in the presence of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and PLO leader Yasser Arafat, yet neither signed it. Who did? More… Discuss

France Opens Murder Inquiry into Yasser Arafat’s Death


France Opens Murder Inquiry into Yasser Arafat’s Death

French prosecutors have opened an inquiry into the death of former Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, who died in 2004 at the age of 75 in a French military hospital. Although the cause of death was not initially released, reports later surfaced indicating that he had died of a stroke. However, his family has requested an inquiry to investigate claims that he was poisoned with polonium-210, a radioactive isotope. Traces of the isotope were recently found by Swiss scientists on some of Arafat’s belongings, including his trademark keffiyeh. More… Discuss