‘The pan-Arab satellite channel Al Mayadeen on Friday broadcast a tape of a Palestinian allegedly confessing to poisoning the late President Yasser Arafat’s food on behalf of Israeli intelligence.
The video was allegedly recorded in Israel’s Negev prison in 2006 and shows a Palestinian prisoner suspected of being planted in the jail as a spy for Israel. He is said to have been interrogated by another detainee. The unnamed prisoner tells his “interrogator” that he put poison in Arafat’s food in the kitchen of the Muqata, the presidential compound in Ramallah, with the help of a cook.
The prisoner says he was recruited by Israel’s intelligence service in 2002. Another collaborator had taken him to Jerusalem for work, and introduced him to a man named Yoram who recruited him as a collaborator.’