A nine-month investigation from the Qatari news network found unusual levels of polonium-210, a radioactive substance, on Arafat’s belongings. The material was found on a number of items provided by Arafat’s widow.
“We have evidence there is too much polonium, but we also have hints from the medical records that this may not be the case,” said Francois Bochud, director of the Institut de Radiophysique in Switzerland. “The only way to resolve this anomaly would be by testing the body.”
If it turns out that Yasser Arafat, who died in Paris in 2004, was poisoned, “Any result will be significant for us to help know the truth,” said Suha Arafat. “It is a form of closure for our family. Closing one wound but opening a new one, wondering who is responsible.”
More in the video below.
- Yasser Arafat Might Have Been Poisoned: Al Jazeera Report (newsy.com)
- Tests ordered by Yasser Arafat’s widow show polonium traces (latimes.com)
- Was Arafat killed by radioactive poison? (independent.co.uk)