*ARAFAT $TASH CLASH: Suha Arafat, with her ailing hubby last week, spends Palestinian funds on herself. ABACA As Yasser Arafat lay dying yesterday in a French military hospital, his wife and a top financial adviser battled at his bedside over the estimated $1 billion he has stashed away in secret bank accounts. Suha Arafat and Mohammad Rashid are the only people who know the numbers of the bank accounts in which Arafat has put "gigantic" sums of Palestinian Authority money, the Israeli newspaper Yediot Ahronoth reported. Suha and Rashid are known not to get along. Like many top Arafat aides, Rashid is suspicious of her free-spending ways, and believes her lavish Parisian lifestyle has drained too much cash from the Palestinian war chest. Estimates of Suha's monthly allowance range between $50,000 and $100,000.
Levine Breaking News 6 Nov