As long as you and your people are easily swayed by anything anti-israel you will have to wait longer and longer to get your homeland. Either Arafat died of complication of AIDS or he was murdered by his inner circle. Having Arafat alive and dying slowly in Paris due to AIDS was a bonus for Israel but it was a disgrace for the Palestinian cause.
PLO official: Reports about Abbas' resignation from political life very premature (Haaretz)
from the article: Fatah: Ex-Gaza strongman Mohammed Dahlan poisoned Arafat