In an interview that was conducted by the New York Times several months ago, and was only republished Wednesday by "Israeli" Radio, Peres stated that " Arafat, should not have been assassinated."
He further added that "without Arafat, the current situation is more complicated."
Peres also stated that "Israel" could not have reached the Oslo peace agreement without Arafat, and added that the al-Khalil [Hebron] agreement was also reached with Arafat.
However, he claimed that he "tried to explain to Arafat how to be a true leader".
Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat died on November 11, 2004, in France, after several weeks of treatment.
At that time the French authorities refused to reveal the exact cause of death of the leader of the ANP, protected by privacy laws, there were reports that the Zionist entity's intelligence service (Mossad) had poisoned with thallium , a radioactive element.
In late November, a group of French and Swiss experts exhumed the body of Arafat in Ramallah, West Bank, to clarify the causes of death and confirm whether it was caused by poisoning.
The results revealed the involvement of the authorities of the Zionist entity in the assassination of Palestinian leader signs point since the poisoning itself has been the cause of his death, and there are documents showing that former "Israeli" Prime Minister, Ariel Sharon had ordered the assassination of Arafat during a conversation with his former minister of military affairs, Shaul Mofaz.