Was Yasser Arafat Poisoned?
A Swiss medical laboratory has found traces of polonium, a rare, highly radioactive metal, in the former Palestinian leaders personal effects. Is that what killed the Nobel laureate? Arafats clothing and other items, including his toothbrush, contained polonium-210 levels 60 to 80 percent higher than would occur naturally.
Arafat was chairman of the PLO and headed the Palestinian Authority and was viewed by many Arabs as the symbol of Palestinian interests. He received the 1994 Nobel Peace Prize with Israeli leaders in recognition of their peace efforts. He fell ill in October 2004 and died a month later. The cause of his death was never determined, though doctors suspected a wide variety of diseases.
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