The reason why I posted is because latetly we see a lot of media attention given to Yasser Arafat and especially his death. It makes me wonder why all this is happening right now.
Maybe because they are doing a movie about him? Like publicize the character, talk about him then when the movie is out, people will go to see the movie.
There is possibility that the movie makers use media as a means of advertisement. But it is highly unlikely that the Palestinian president and Arafat's wife and his daughter file for investigation for this reason.
Here is the sott article, that I gave link to, before in my post:
Yasser Arafat's widow and daughter have formally demanded a French judicial investigation into his death after filing a complaint of "assassination" in a Paris court.
Suha and Zahwa Arafat believe that Arafat was poisoned with polonium before his death eight years ago in a French military hospital.
Pierre-Olivier Sur, the family's French lawyer, said the request was intended to "establish the truth in memory of their husband and father."
"This complaint of assassination is directed against X - Suha Arafat does not accuse anyone: neither a state, nor a group, nor an individual," he said.
"Suha and Zahwa have complete faith in the French justice system,"
Earlier this month, Palestinian authorities gave final approval for Arafat's body to be exhumed.
In recent tests of Arafat's belongings requested by his widow a Swiss Institute for Radiation Physics detected traces of Polonium-210.
The rare and highly lethal poison was used to murder Alexander Litvinenko, the former Russian spy, in London in 2006.
But the Swiss laboratory said the findings were inconclusive and that Arafat's bones would have to be tested.
The Palestinian Authority has now agreed to exhume his body for an autopsy and Tunisia has called for a ministerial meeting of the Arab League to discuss his death.
Earlier this month, Mahmoud Abbas, the current Palestinian leader, met FranCois Hollande, the French President asking him to help form an international investigative group via the United Nations Security Council..
Arafat was confined by Israel to his Ramallah compound in the wake of a Palestinian uprising and was already in poor health when he suddenly collapsed in October 2004.
Foreign doctors flocked to his bedside from Tunisia, Egypt and Jordan amid public assurances from Arafat's aides over the next two weeks that he was suffering from no more than the flu.
But looking weak and thin - and telling aides "God willing, I will be back" - he was airlifted to a military hospital in France, where he slipped into a coma and died on 11 November 2004.