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LONDON: Nine years after the mysterious death of Yasser Arafat, Swiss toxicologists and radiation experts have revealed that they have found traces of polonium on the Palestinian leader's clothes. This almost confirms that the Palestinian leader was poisoned to death in 2004 while in France.
Scientists caution that traces on Arafat's clothing aren't sufficient proof of poisoning. Exhuming his body would a surer method. Derek Hill, a radiological science expert at University College London, said eight years after Arafat's death in 2004, any polonium would have decayed and would be far less radioactive than it was at the time. But he says it would still be much higher than normal background levels, and with an autopsy it should be possible to tell "with a pretty high confidence" whether Arafat had polonium in his body when he died.
true, but who kills with polonium? Russia does, but what would they gain from Arafat's death?
Israel would be the logical suspect here.But,let's take a look at the others who have gained from Arafat's death Hamas and perhaps his inner circle at the time.
Israel would be the logical suspect here.But,let's take a look at the others who have gained from Arafat's death Hamas and perhaps his inner circle at the time. true, but who kills with polonium? Russia does, but what would they gain from Arafat's death?
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And whether or not the assassination can be proven, doesn't change the fact that a large quantity of Polonium was found in his body. At the very least, doesn't this suggest an assassination attempt?
Woah! Finding traces on his clothes doesn't equate to finding it in his body.
Not really. I don't think very many people liked Arafat all that much, not even his own people. They say only Israel can be suspected, but realistically, they are just as likely to have bumped him off for their own gain.