Arafat exhumed over poison claims

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    Arafat exhumed over poison claims | News24


    Ramallah - The body of the late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat was exhumed on Tuesday by a team of international experts trying to discover if he was poisoned, as many Palestinians believe.

    French magistrates opened a murder inquiry in August into Arafat's death in Paris after a Swiss institute said it had discovered high levels of radioactive polonium on his clothing, which was supplied by his widow, Suha.

    Arafat, who led the Palestinians' bid for a state through years of war and peacemaking, died in Paris aged 75 in 2004 after a short, mysterious illness.

    No autopsy was carried out at the time, at the request of Suha, and French doctors who treated him said they were unable to determine the cause of death.

    But allegations of foul play immediately surfaced, with many locals pointing the finger at Israel, which confined Arafat to his West Bank headquarters in Ramallah for the final two and a half years of his life after a Palestinian uprising erupted.

    Israel has denied any wrongdoing, inviting the Palestinian leadership to release all his medical records, which were never made public following his death.
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    Very interesting...
     
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    Poison 'found' in exhumed body of former Turkish president Turgut Ozal | World news | guardian.co.uk

    Poison 'found' in exhumed body of former Turkish president Turgut Ozal


    Evidence of poisoning has been found during an autopsy on the exhumed body of Turgut Ozal, the Turkish president who led the country out of military rule in the 1980s, according to a national newspaper.

    There have long been rumours that Ozal, who died of heart failure in 1993, aged 65, was murdered by militants of the "deep state" &#8211; a shadowy nationalist strain within the Turkish establishment of the day. Ozal had angered some with his efforts to end a Kurdish insurgency and had survived an assassination bid in 1988.
     
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    More likely Hamas than Israel. Israel could have taken out that motherfucker any time they wanted.
     
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    Would NOT surprise me to learn he was murdered.


    Between the Israeli and factions within the Palestinian community, he certainly had no shortage of enemies who have a history of assasinating their enemies.
     
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    Well no.

    The Mossad have proven themselves brutal and clumsy.

    But not very efficient.
     
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    Yeah, but there's a problem you can't go about killing Nobel Prize winners without it being kind of henious.

    Given the sophistication of the method of murder, I would suspect the Mossad in this before other factions of the PLO.
     
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    I wonder if they can trace the isotopes
     
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    Who cares. He indoctrinated minds to kill.
     

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