Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Was Yasser Arafat poisoned with Polonium?

The late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat may have been assassinated with a lethal dose of the radioactive substance polonium, scientists have claimed.

Was Arafat assassinated by poisoning?

Arafat died in 2004 from a mystery illness, amid theories that he was killed at the hands of Israeli spy agency Mossad.

But a new investigation has concluded that a urine stain on Arafat's underwear had traces of Polonium-210 20 times the dose needed to kill a human, the highly radioactive substance which killed Russian dissident Alexander Litvinenko six years ago. 

The 75-year-old's widow, Suha Arafat, has called for her late husband's body to be exhumed after the Al Jazeera investigation found the traces on clothes he wore in his final days.

Read details: Daily Mail


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