The Palestinian Legislative Council decided to from a formal investigation unit in order to probe the death of the late Palestinian President, Yasser Arafat.

After the death of Arafat, the P.A assigned a committee to investigate his death, but it made no progress.

“We believe Arafat was killed by the Israelis”, deputy parliament speaker Hassan Kreisheh told The Associated Press on Wednesday.

Amos Hariel and Avi Yiskharof, two Israeli journalists published a book recently, and called it “The Seventh war”; the book included Arafat’s medical report and comments taken from Israeli physicians.

The two Israeli journalists concluded that Arafat died of Aids after the virus was administered to his body. Israeli physicians said that Arafat died of blood infection and added that it is hard to determine the main cause of death depending on the reports of at Percy Military Hospital

Israeli online daily Haaretz reported that Arafat’s medical records were obtained recently by the two Israeli journalists who shared them with The Associated Press.

Haaretz said that the reports cast doubt on conspiracy theories. “The French doctors who treated Arafat concluded that he died of a massive brain hemorrhage after suffering intestinal inflammation, jaundice and a blood condition known as disseminated intravascular coagulation, or DIC”, Haaretz said.

The Percy hospital that treated Arafat, 75, in the weeks before he died on Nov. 11, 2004.

Suha, the wife of the late president, and a Palestinian government committee set up an investigation committee, but it did not submit its report.  

Several Palestinian officials accused Israel of poisoning Arafat; Israel denied any relation with his death.

Arab member of Knesset, Dr. Azmi Bishara said that Arafat was “assassinated”, and that there are several facts which remained in the dark, such as the motivations for assassinating him, and the Israeli threats against Arafat.

“Arafat is dead, this is a solid fact”, Bishara said, “The possibility that he was assassinated is not ruled out”.

“Why didn’t anybody think of forming an international investigation unit”, Bishara said, “Why there haven’t been any official statement which confirms or rules out that he was assassinated?!”