French forensic tests have concluded that former Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat did not die of poisoning, as had been suggested by an earlier report, a source who saw the conclusions of the report said on Tuesday.
“The results of the analyses allow us to conclude that the death was not the result of poisoning,” the source told Reuters, quoting from conclusions of a report by French forensic experts handed over to Arafat’s widow Suha.
Must have been someone he ate.
A radiation scientist who examined the Swiss and the French reports for Suha Arafat said both studies had found similar levels of Polonium 210 in Arafat’s body but differed in their explanations of how it got there.
The scientist, who declined to be named, said the French report concluded that some of the radioactivity could be explained by the presence of radon gas in the tomb where Arafat was buried.
Arafat’s widow has also said that a member of Arafat’s own inner circle was responsible, stoking tensions among senior officials.
“I promise that the next press conference will be the last, and will cast into the light of day everyone who perpetrated, took part in or conspired in the matter,” Tirawi told Palestine Today television.
“We are in the last 15 minutes of the investigation,” he added.
Just tell me they reinterred his underwear after they tested it. I hate to think of that nasty thing still out there. It’ll be on eBay before you know it.