According to the findings in a laboratory in Switzerland, the late Palestine leader, Yasser Arafat was poisoned with polonium, a radioactive substance.

These tests were conducted on biological samples taken from the Palestinian leader’s personal belongings, donated to his widow at the Percy military hospital in southern Paris, where Arafat died according to director of Institute for Radiation Physics, Lausanne,
Francois Bochud.

“The conclusion is that we found significant levels of polonium in these samples,” he said in a documentary which was made after nine months of investigation. The samples are composed of hair, toothbrushes, traces of urine on underwear and a blood stain
on a medical cap.

“The levels were substantial which shows that there is an abnormal amount of polonium,” said Bochud who says that this substance is only accessible to those people who are interested in making nuclear weapons.

Polonium is a substance with which former Russian spy, Alexander Litvinenko died in London in 2006. Yasser Arafat fell ill in his headquarters in Ramallah, West Bank when it was besieged by Israeli army, and died on November 11, 2004 in Percy.

His death remained a mystery. Around 50 physicians took turns at his bedside but never specified the exact reason for the rapid deterioration of his condition. Till this day, Palestinians accuse Israel of poisoning their leader.

However, an investigation conducted by Al-Jazeera does not confirm such an accusation.

“If we put together all information we have, the results of laboratory tests, clinical charts, circumstances of his death, it is difficult to draw a conclusion,” said another doctor Professor Patrice Mangin.

In order to confirm this thesis, Yasser Arafat’s body must be exhumed. Suha Arafat, wife of the late leader, has asked Palestinian authorities to exhume the body of her deceased husband which is located in Ramallah, in order to find out the truth about the
death.

“I ask that my husband’s body be exhumed immediately because doctors say we do not have much time. Evidence of the presence of polonium could disappear within weeks.”

 

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