Recent tests conducted on Yasser Arafat’s personal belongings at the time of his unexpected death in 2004 suggest his body contained abnormal levels of radioactive polonium, the same poisonous substance that killed Russian spy-turned-dissident Alexander Litvinenko, Al-Jazeera TV reports.
Al-Jazeera says its nine-month investigation found that Arafat was in good health until he fell suddenly ill Oct. 12, 2004, at his compound in Ramallah on the West Bank. He was flown to a French miitary hospital in Paris, where he died several days later.
I saw this on Al-Jazeera today. Scientist studying it says there is an over 50% chance he was poisoned but they would have to exhume the body to know for sure. Arafat’s widow is willing, we will see where this goes from here.