August 28, 2012
French prosecutors opened a murder investigation into the 2004 death of former Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, AFP reported Tuesday, citing sources close to the matter.
The probe comes after Arafat’s widow Suha and daughter Zahwa launched legal action in France last month alleging the PLO leader was poisoned with radioactive polonium-210.
Suha’s allegation was based on a statement by the Institut de Radiophysique in Lausanne, Switzerland, which claimed it found an abnormally high level of polonium on Arafat’s belongings
This article was posted: Tuesday, August 28, 2012 at 10:10 am
Tags: foreign affairs