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Nov 07, 2013

yasser-arafat-murdered-polonium-body-exhumed-truth-frequency-radio-chris-geo-sheree-geo-alternative-media-news-informationBy Alastair Jamieson and Lawahez Jabari, NBC News

Yasser Arafat’s widow issued a plea for justice Thursday after scientists concluded the former Palestinian leader was likely deliberately poisoned by the radioactive substance polonium-210.

Suha Arafat said her husband’s death was a crime and that his successors “have to find the tools and pursue the legal case” in international courts.

Arafat died in 2004 in France, a month after falling ill at his Israeli-besieged West Bank compound.

Suha Arafat did not specifically blame Israel in her comments to The Associated Press Thursday, but said only countries with nuclear capabilities had access to polonium.

“I can’t accuse anyone, but it’s clear this is a crime, and only countries with nuclear reactors can have and do that,” she said. “Now the ball is in the hands of the Palestinian Authority.”

A team of Swiss experts has concluded that Arafat ingested radioactive polonium, and that the time-frame of his illness and death were consistent with polonium poisoning.

“You don’t accidentally or voluntarily absorb a source of polonium — it’s not something that appears in the environment like that,” said Patrice Mangin, director of the laboratory which examined Arafat’s remains and his underclothes and a travel bag that he had with him in his final days.

He said his team could not say unequivocally what killed Arafat, who was 75 years old.

Israel once again denied it was behind Arafat’s death — an accusation made repeatedly by Palestinian officials.

“We never made a decision to harm him physically,” said Israeli Energy Minister Silvan Shalom, who was foreign minister at the time of the death. “In my opinion, this is a tempest in a tea cup. But even if it was (poisoning), it certainly was not Israel.”

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