France Opens Murder Inquiry into Yasser Arafat’s Death

France Opens Murder Inquiry into Yasser Arafat’s Death

French prosecutors have opened an inquiry into the death of former Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, who died in 2004 at the age of 75 in a French military hospital. Although the cause of death was not initially released, reports later surfaced indicating that he had died of a stroke. However, his family has requested an inquiry to investigate claims that he was poisoned with polonium-210, a radioactive isotope. Traces of the isotope were recently found by Swiss scientists on some of Arafat’s belongings, including his trademark keffiyeh. More… Discuss

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