"Just because a lot of people keep repeating a rumor, doesn`t make it true. " Something that's is NO rumour and was reported many times by many different reporters over a period of many years is Arafat LIKED MEN in that particular way. THAT was well documented. The famous Italian interviewer Oriana Fallaci had written about Arafat's proclivity when she interviewed Arafat back in the late 1960's so its really not quite a rumour to say he died of AIDs but more like an educated guess given his homosexuality and all the symptoms of his death. Anyone who knows people who died from AIDs could see Arafat's symptoms were the same. Dementia complex, loss of ability to reason, loss of memory, inability to concentrate, listlessness, and unsteadiness in walking.
U.S. House Speaker Boehner brushes off call for his ouster (Reuters)
from the article: Arafat aide calls on Chirac to reveal truth about Arafat's death