Report: Arafat Didn’t Die From Polonium Poisoning

YERUSHALAYIM - Almost a year after samples of arch-terrorist Yasser Arafat’s remains were shipped to Europe for analysis, a Russian forensic expert said that tests found no indications of suspected polonium poisoning.

Swiss toxicologists reported in Britain’s The Lancet medical journal that significant, unexplained traces of polonium were identified in Arafat’s belongings.

Arafat died at the age of 75 in a French hospital on November 11, 2004. In November 2012, Arafat’s wife gave her consent to exhume his body and allow samples to be given to French, Swiss and Russian forensic experts to determine whether he had been poisoned.