A forensic study has concluded former Palestinian President Yasser Arafat may have been poisoned to death. Samples taken from Arafat’s body show he had 18 times the normal level of the radioactive material polonium. The team of Swiss scientists who examined Arafat’s remains says their findings “moderately support” poisoning as the cause of death. On Tuesday, Arafat’s widow called for an investigation at Arafat’s Ramallah headquarters, where he fell ill one month before dying in 2004. Speaking to Al Jazeera, forensic scientist David Barclay said he believes Arafat was poisoned.
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Further reading: Polonium poisoning linked to high profile political assassinations