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Radioactive Polonium Found On Ex-Palestinian Leader Yasser Arafat’s Belongings, 8 Years After Death

Radioactive Polonium Found On Ex-Palestinian Leader Yasser Arafat’s Belongings, 8 Years After Death

A nine-month investigation by Al Jazeera has revealed that longtime Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat’s final personal belongings contained abnormal levels of polonium, a rare, highly radioactive element.

Arafat suddenly fell ill on October 12, 2004, and a cause of death was never determined.

The personal items, which include his clothes and toothbrush, were analyzed at the Institut de Radiophysique in Lausanne, Switzerland.


 

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