The quite unpleasant death of this terrorist degenerate, who lied about his birth (Egypt; not Palestine) who bowed to Mecca when the cameras were rolling but lied and cheated and caroused and broke all the simplest tenets of Islam the rest of the time and, who stole his peoples' money and future, should indeed be of interest to Chirac; perhaps the one "leader" on earth who did more to prop up this evil and calculating despot than anyone else. It would not be "protecting Palestinian interests" to announce (were it true) that he was poisoned by Israel). No, Chirac is much more likely protecting information that either shows the extent Arafat's sexual degradation or, much more likely, the hand of Meshaal, or Kaddoumi or a host of these delightful "freedom fighters" wrongly loved and respected for far too long by way to many gullible westerners like Chirac and, it would appear, about half the people who read Haaretz.
At least 13 killed in bomb explosion suburb of Baghdad (Reuters)
from the article: Arafat aide calls on Chirac to reveal truth about Arafat's death