A lawyer for Suha Arafat, who has argued that his death in 2004 was from polonium poisoning, Twitted that Suha plans to challenge the 3 judges’ decision in an appeals court.
French investigating magistrates have decided to drop an inquiry into the death in France of former Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, whose widow alleged he was poisoned, the prosecutors office said on Wednesday.
A lawyer for his widow Suha Arafat, who has argued that his death in 2004 was a political assassination, told Reuters that they would challenge the decision in an appeals court.
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Suha and Yasser Arafat.
Russian scientists have reached the same decision as the French team, in refuting claims the former Arab leader was poisoned.
By Ari Soffer
A team of Russian forensic experts have said that former Palestinian Authority (PA) leader Yasser Arafat died of “natural causes”, and ruled out radiation poisoning as a cause of death, according to Lebanon’s Daily Star.
Yasser Arafat, not yet dead
“We have completed all the studies. The person died a natural death and not from radiation,” announced the head of Russia’s Federal Medical-Biological Agency (FMBA) Vladimir Uiba, according to Russia state media.
The announcement echoes previous findings by a group of French experts, who also ruled out foul play as contributing towards Arafat’s death. Continue Reading »
Suha Arafat pledges to contest the French inquiry that pronounced her husband’s death to have been by natural causes.
The widow of former Palestinian Authority Chairman Yasser Arafat pledged on Friday to challenge a French inquiry which found his death to have been from natural causes, reports AFP.
“A request for further expert opinion will be submitted in the next few days to investigating judges in (the Paris suburb of) Nanterre,” Suha Arafat’s French lawyer Pierre-Olivier Sur told the news agency.
Suha Arafat lodged a murder complaint in Nanterre in July last year, after an Al-Jazeera television documentary linked Arafat’s 2004 death at a military hospital near Paris to polonium poisoning. Continue Reading »
RAMALLAH – A Palestinian investigator said on Tuesday he would soon name the people he believed were responsible for the death of former leader Yasser Arafat, almost a decade after he started searching for suspects.
Yasser Arafat, not yet dead
Arafat, a guerrilla leader who became the first Palestinian Authority president, died in 2004 from a sudden illness contracted while under an Israeli siege at his Ramallah headquarters in the occupied West Bank. Continue Reading »
Even though evidence of radioactively poisoning Arafat appears impossible, accusing Israel made headlines & documentaries.
In making this claim, so far only one stands above all others to profit professionally and financially.
By Judy Hantman
Have you ever wondered what happened to the forensic results of Arafat’s remains, exhumed in November, 2012? Undoubtedly, we are witnessing another cover up of the facts in order to vilify Israel.
Yasser Arafat’s mausoleum, where tarpaulin obscured the entrance during his exhumation. – Photo Screenshot
The reinvestigation into Arafat’s death started with Clayton Swisher, former special agent with the U.S. Continue Reading »