Saturday, November 06, 2004

"Paris Tells Palestinians to Remove Arafat"

I know it's DEBKA, but still:

What happened next was that Christian Estripeau, spokesman of the French military health services, informed Mrs. Arafat that he would issue no more bulletins on Arafat’s condition; neither would Percy hospital. She was given to understand that the hospital had kept her husband artificially alive as long as it intended to. The conversation followed a decision by a top-level conference of French officials, attended also by the president, to disengage from the pretence that Arafat was still alive. They realized it was no longer tenable without compromising the military hospital’s ethical position and medical credibility.

As I recall, Suha resides in an entire floor of a French hotel. Just call room service and have them fill up a room with ice!