A Tunisian medical team was en route to the West Bank to examine &to=http:// english.pravda.ru/world/2003/01/30/42787.html ' target=_blank>Yasser Arafat, who has been suffering from the flu, a Tunisian diplomat said Saturday.
Palestinian officials have insisted that Arafat has recovered in recent days and that he is even observing the dawn-to-dusk fast of the Muslim holy month of &to=http:// english.pravda.ru/world/2000/12/19/1546.html ' target=_blank>Ramadan. However, they have been reluctant to discuss his health in detail, says CTV News.
"An Egyptian medical team has fully examined President Arafat and the test results showed that the president is well. The president suffered from minor illness which is acute flu," said an Arafat aide, Nabil Abu Rdainah.
"The medical checks that will be done by the Tunisian team will be more routine," he said.
Palestinian sources said Arafat had suffered from a high fever and nausea, forcing him to cancel several meetings and miss prayers at the start of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan a week ago, informs Reuters.
According to the Jerusalem Post, Hani al-Hassan, a top Fatah leader closely associated with Arafat, dismissed reports that Arafat was seriously ill as "Israeli propaganda."
After the incident with the shootdown of the Ilyushin Il-20 reconnaissance aircraft over the Mediterranean Sea, Russia will supply an S-300 anti-aircraft missile system to Syria
Indeed, how dare they run US-independent policy? They should have followed the example of the European Union that turned independent states of the Old World into US-ditto entities