Palestinian officials: Israel only suspect in Arafat death

Palestinian officials: Israel only suspect in Arafat death

Palestinian officials: Israel only suspect in Arafat death

Written by Staff Writer

08 Nov, 2013 | 3:50 pm

Palestinian officials say Israel is the “only suspect” in the death of leader Yasser Arafat following a Swiss report that said his remains contained high levels of radioactive polonium.
The head of a Palestinian Committee set up to investigate Arafat’s 2004 death called it an “assassination”.
He said investigations would continue “to confirm all the details and all elements of the case”.
Israel has repeatedly denied any involvement in Arafat’s death.
Arafat’s widow, Suha has said she believes the latest report proves he was assassinated. However, she said her late husband had many enemies around the world and she could not directly accuse anyone.
The Palestinian Leader died in a military hospital in Paris in 2004 after suddenly being taken ill at his presidential compound in the West Bank city of Ramallah.


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