Al Jazeera report findings cast doubt on Yasser Arafat’s cause of death.
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A nine-month Al Jazeera investigation into the mysterious death of the late Palestinian leader, Yasser Arafat, reveals that he may have been poisoned.
Tests performed on Arafat’s personal items indicate abnormal levels of polonium which suggest that there was a high level of the radioactive substance inside his body when he died. Suha Arafat, his widow, has now called for the exhumation of her late husband’s body.
We discuss the findings from Al Jazeera’s investigative report into Arafat’s cause of death with the man behind the report, Al Jazeera’s Clayton Swisher (@ClaySwisher). In this episode of The Stream, we also speak with Ali Abunimah (@AliAbunimah), co-founder of Electronic Intifada.