Study: Arafat Was Poisoned


yasser-arafatA Swiss lab determined with 83 percent accuracy that Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat died after being poisoned with radioactive polonium, Al Jazeera reported today.

Tests of his bone and organ sampes show he had at least 18 times the normal level of the substance, a finding which the scientists say “moderately supports” polonium as the cause of death.

Last November, President Arafat’s bones were exhumed from a mausoleum for testing after analysis of his clothing showed elevated levels of polonium.

The renowned terrorist and murderer died at age 75 in 2004, a month after eating a meal at home and falling suddenly ill.

Two other groups, one French and one Russian, also investigated the samples, and last month a Russian official announced they had found no trace of the deadly poison. Read more.

{Andy Newscenter}