Ala Mashhar in the Gulf News stuns with Plot to assassinate Arafat feared:
Palestinians have thrown a tight security cordon around President Yasser Arafat fearing his assassination by unconventional means that could be construed as "a natural death", highly informed sources told Gulf News yesterday.Sorry Ala, but the senile old thug has too few brain cells left for this to work. But by all means, tote ole fishface around with a big foil chapeau - the dish towel is getting pretty grubby.
The new security steps include searching and close monitoring of all Arafat's visitors. The sources said that one speculated method of assassination could be the direction of poisonous rays towards Arafat's brain.
These rays can cause palpitations in the heart leading to a failure of brain resulting in gradual stop in breathing and ultimate death.