Suha Arafat has recently revealed to a Turkish paper, that she tried to leave her late husband, Palestinian Authority Chairman Yasser Arafat, "hundreds of times."
Suha told the paper that she loved Arafat, who she married when she was in her 20s and he in his 60s. However, she said, persistent rumors about the marriage caused her to regret her choice.
"If I had known what I would go through, I would not have gotten married," she said.
Her efforts to leave were useless, she said: "Everyone especially those close to him knew he would never let me leave," she said.
"They knew very well how it was."