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French Study Claims Arafat Wasn't Poisoned

Paris, December 5 (RHC)-- A new study has rejected the theory that former Palestinian President Yasser Arafat was fatally poisoned.

A team of Swiss scientists who examined Arafat's remains said last month their findings "moderately support" polonium poisoning as the cause of death. But now a group of French investigators who also studied Arafat's tissue samples say they believe he died of a brain hemorrhage and an intestinal infection.

The French report says the polonium found in Arafat's body may have come from radon gas in his burial tomb.

The actual cause of Arafat's death has yet to be determined, with many Palestinians and others believing he was poisoned by Israeli agents.


Edited by Juan Leandro
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