What Killed Arafat
The exclusive inside story of Arafat's mysterious death
In 2004 Yasser Arafat suddenly fell mysteriously ill. Doctors from around the world rushed to save him but he died within weeks and ever since it's been an unsolved case. It was convenient timing for Israel and the US who wanted him out of the way. But no investigation followed. This investigative doc made the news worldwide when it recruited forensic scientists and discovered traces of a deadly radioactive poison on his clothes. Was Arafat murdered?
A year on and conflicting results are revealed. Whilst a Russian team, in peculiar circumstances, reports unusually low levels of polonium, a Swiss forensic team detect levels up to 36 times those of normal within the remains. Arafat's widow and daughter listen to the results in tears, as polonium poisoning is declared "beyond any doubt". "You revealed the crime of the century", says a teary-eyed Suha Arafat. The only question remaining is that of the enemy within: as Professor Barclay notes, "We have a smoking gun. We've just got to find out... who was holding that gun". LEARN MORE.
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