May 19, 1996 in Nation/World

Doctor Says Arafat Didn’t Have Stroke

Compiled From Wire Services
 

Yasser Arafat’s doctor on Saturday denied reports that the Palestinian leader had suffered a stroke, saying an examination showed only signs of a flu and exhaustion.

Dr. Ashraf Kurdi dismissed as “totally untrue” an Israeli television report that the 65-year-old Palestinian leader had suffered a mild stroke.

Israel’s Channel Two Television reported Thursday that Arafat started to feel unwell in Egypt after a Sunday meeting with Jordan’s King Hussein and Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak.

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