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Arafat was poisoned to death with radioactive polonium: Widow

Unveiling final proof of his assasination, Swiss scientists find a lethal level of polonium-210 in his body, report results to his widow

Reuters , Wednesday 6 Nov 2013
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Suha Arafat poses near a portrait of her late husband and Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat before watching the wreath laying ceremony after her husband's exhumation in the West Bank city of Ramallah, on television from her apartment in Sliema, outside Valletta, 27 November, 2012 (Photo: Reuters)
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Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat was poisoned to death in 2004 with radioactive polonium, his widow Suha said on Wednesday after receiving the results of Swiss forensic tests on her husband's corpse.

"We are revealing a real crime, a political assassination," she told Reuters in Paris, after receiving a report from the Lausanne University Hospital's Institute of Radiation Physics on samples taken from Arafat's grave in the West Bank city of Ramallah, when the mausoleum was opened last November.

The Swiss scientists found a lethal level of polonium-210 in his body, Al Jazeera television news channel said. That confirmed the findings of an investigation by the Qatar-based channel last year that detected traces of the isotope on Arafat's personal effects.

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Sam Enslow
07-11-2013 09:42am
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The report shows a possibility of poisoning, not proof of poisoning. It doesn't say who did it - or if anyone did it. How long did it take the Palestinians to get back about half of the money due them when Arafat left all Palestinian money to his wife? She is hardly a great supporter of the Palestinian people. Recall too that Arafat had rocky relations with Hamas, especially after he almost signed the Clinton brokered peace agreement.
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Farhan
07-11-2013 12:43pm
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Report says 82% chance of death by poison
So there are only 18% chance that he died because of other cause. So what you say is not correct.
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