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"Israel is the only suspect in Arafat death"
Chief Palestinian of the committee set up to investigate Arafat's 2004 death, Tawfik Terawi, said:
"Israel is responsible for Arafat's blood"
Palestinian officials say Israel is the "only suspect" in the death of leader Yasser Arafat following a Swiss report that said his remains contained high levels of radioactive polonium. The head of a Palestinian committee set up to investigate Arafat's 2004 death called it an "assassination".
He said investigations would continue "to confirm all the details and all elements of the case". Obviously, like the rabid Issa, he will investigate untill he "finds" the "facts" to prove his "truth".
Israel has repeatedly denied any involvement in Arafat's death. Arafat's widow, Suha, has said she believes the latest report proves he was assassinated and said her late husband had many enemies around the world and she could not directly accuse anyone.
The Palestinian leader died in a military hospital in Paris in 2004 after suddenly being taken ill at his presidential compound in the West Bank city of Ramallah.
Experts at the Vaudois University Hospital Centre (CHUV) in Lausanne, Switzerland, conducted tests on samples taken from Yasser Arafat's exhumed body in November 2012. Samples also analysed by THREE SEPARATE TEAMS but French and Russian, whose findings have yet to be published by the Palestinian Authority.
The Swiss report says "unexpectedly high levels of polonium-210 and lead-210 activity" found in specimens taken from Arafat's ribs, pelvis and soil that absorbed his bodily fluids. It notes a lack of adequate biological specimens, particularly soft tissues, and the eight years between death and the investigation, rendering detection subject to uncertainties. But it concludes results "moderately support the proposition that the death was the consequence of poisoning with polonium-210"
"We say that Israel is the only suspect in the case of Yasser Arafat's assassination, and we will continue to carry out a thorough investigation to find out and confirm all the details and all elements of the case," Palestinian committee head Tawfik Terawi told a news conference in Ramallah. It is an obvious conclusion based on how much Israel benefitted by Arafat's death.
It is not clear how the Palestinian investigators believe the poison was administered to Arafat, who was surrounded by guards and a close circle of aides at his compound. Of course, if you go with 65 year numbers, the odds of a random Arab/Muslim being killed by an Arab/Muslim raather than an Israeli, the odds are 11,000,000 to 35,000,
A report by Swiss scientists said Arafat's remains contained 18 times the normal levels of polonium-210. However, they could not confirm it had caused his death. Tawfik Terawi "knows" better and will prove whaat he "knows"
His remains were exhumed last year following tests on his belongings that suggested he could have been poisoned.
One Russian official said last month that no traces of polonium had been found.