Democracy Now: PA Calls for Probe After Radiation Found on Arafat’s Belongings
The Palestinian Authority has called for an international investigation of the death of Yasser Arafat after traces of radioactive material were found on his belongings. An investigation by the news network Al Jazeera found Arafat may have died of poisoning after high levels of polonium were discovered on personal items including his clothes and toothbrush. Arafat died in November 2004 after being flown to France for medical treatment. His widow, Suha Arafat, called on the Palestinian Authority to allow for her husband’s body to be exhumed.
Suha Arafat: “I want to ask to exhume the body of my husband. I think this is my responsibility as a mother, as a wife, as his partner of this great man for 20 years. This is my message to the Palestinian Authority that they have to co-operate because the grave and the tomb of Yasser is in Ramallah.”