Palestine

Poisoned with polonium

Print edition : December 13, 2013

September 26, 2001: Yasser Arafat with Israeli Foreign Minister (now Prime Minister) Shimon Peres at the Gaza airport in Rafah. Photo: AFP

October 29, 2004: Yasser Arafat boards a Jordanian Army helicopter at Muqatta, his West Bank offices in Ramallah, en route to Amman and from there to Paris to seek medical treatment. Photo: AFP

François Bochud (centre), the Director of the Institute for Radiation Physics, at a press conference on November 7 in Lausanne, Switzerland. Photo: FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP

During the celebrations marking the ninth death anniversary of Arafat on November 11. Photo: AHMAD GHARABLI/AFP

At the mausoleum of Arafat at the Muqata, the Palestinian Authority's headquarters in Ramallah. Photo: ABBAS MOMANI/AFP

Suha Arafat with her daughter, Zahwa, after speaking with Reuters in Doha on November 6. Photo: FADI AL-ASSAAD/REUTERS

Swiss forensic tests prove that the death ofPalestinian leader Yasser Arafat in 2004 was caused by the ingestion of the radioactive poison polonium-210.
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