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Palestinians demand global inquiry into Arafat poison suspicions

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Arafat was poisoned to death in 2004 with radioactive polonium, his widow Suha said on 6 November
Arafat was poisoned to death in 2004 with radioactive polonium, his widow Suha said on 6 November Reuters/Oleg Popov/Files

Palestinian officials have called for a global inquiry into the death of former Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat after Swiss forensic tests found he may have been poisoned. During a press conference in Lausanne on Thursday, doctors from the Swiss University Center of Legal Medicine presented a 108-page report on an extensive analysis of some of Arafat's personal belonings. Palestinian observer Omar Shaban comments on the impact of the report in Palestine

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