Tunis cancels Suha Arafat passport

Withdrawal of Tunisian nationality comes days after publication of a formal decree.

    Yasser Arafat's widow had been granted
    Tunisian citizenship in 2006 [AFP]

    Some reports attributed the decision to revoke her citizenship to a disagreement with some of her partners on projects in Tunisia, which had led to her departure to Malta.
     
    The official decree did not disclose the reasons behind the decision, nor did it make reference to Zahwa, Arafat's daughter, who received citizenship along with her mother.
     
    Born into a wealthy Christian family, Suha Arafat served as secretary to the Palestinian leader and they secretly married in 1990.
     
    The Palestine Liberation Organisation, with Araft as its chairman, had its headquarters in the Tunisian capital for years after Israel's 1982 invasion of Lebanon, where the group had previously been based.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera and agencies


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