Friday, November 08, 2013

The Arafat Poisoning: The Intrigues, the Background, and What Was in His Bag

Arafat's Polonium Poisoning Mystery Resurfaces
by Christopher Dickey Nov 7, 2013 2:15 PM EST
Was the Palestinian leader poisoned? Maybe. Will we ever know for sure who did it? Nope. A very personal look at the intrigues that surrounded his life and death.

Yasir Arafat's Underwear: What the PLO chairman carried with him on his way to die in France in 2004. These photographs are from the Swiss forensic report, posted by Al Jazeera,  that suggests Arafat was poisoned with radioactive polonium-210. I tell the back story of this alleged murder mystery on The Daily Beast.

Flashback: Arafat's Baby and Rabin's Gift, 1995
Almost a decade after the death of Yasir Arafat, his widow is trying to build a case that he was murdered. A recent forensic report out of Switzerland gives her theory partial support. But there was a moment in the early 1990s when it actually seemed there might be peace between Palestinians and Israelis, and Arafat's baby girl became a part of that process.

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