What Killed Arafat?

2012 ,    » 22 Comments

What Killed Arafat?Eight years after his death, it remains a mystery exactly what killed the longtime Palestinian leader. Tests conducted in Paris found no obvious traces of poison in Arafat's system.

Rumors abound about what might have killed him – cancer, cirrhosis of the liver, even allegations that he was infected with HIV.

Tests have revealed that Arafat's final personal belongings – his clothes, his toothbrush, even his iconic keffiyeh - contained abnormal levels of polonium, a rare, highly radioactive element.

Those personal effects, which were analysed at the Institut de Radiophysique in Lausanne, Switzerland, were variously stained with Arafat's blood, sweat, saliva and urine. The tests carried out on those samples suggested that there was a high level of polonium inside his body when he died.

The findings have led Suha Arafat, his widow, to ask the Palestinian Authority to exhume her late husband's body from its grave in Ramallah.

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22 Comments / User Reviews

  1. smartbama

    I see that the Israelis are at it again. Knowing it will be found that they murdered the man, they are pre-empting the findings with allegations of HIV and other shananigans by putting together this video.
    I do not think it will work though...:-)

  2. Fabien L'Amour
  3. Fabien L'Amour

    Not the best timing to release that video with the situation in Gaza but it will be interesting to see if they will do further analysis on his bones.

  4. fonbindelhofas
  5. fonbindelhofas

    whats wrong with you?
    your comment is a pure hate speech!
    are you one of those IDF "internet warriors" spreading your support for murder?

  6. pickleduk
  7. pickleduk

    good timing, i love it when this site is consistent with other media, mainstream medias like " today: here's what we want you to believe with suggestive propaganda and subliminal messaging galore", then TDF comes in with a kapow and uploads something real.

    i don't often comment but that deserves a salute!

  8. Nick Furka
  9. Nick Furka

    With the world ready to pop, this is perfect! All we need is a book to go along with this doc!

  10. Pensionsrederiet al-Estoniyya
  11. Pensionsrederiet al-Estoniyya

    Arafat was a two-faced snake. A terrorist. Not a Peace maker.

  12. TriforceV
  13. TriforceV

    @ Pensionsrederiet...

    I don't think the documentary was a biography of Arafat, but more of a Crime-scene type investigation or medical cold case.

    But since were on the subject of two-faced snakish terrorists... How's Israel doing now that big bad Arafat is dead? have things returned to a beautiful utopia peace that ensures Israel's security and prosperity?

  14. Pensionsrederiet al-Estoniyya
  15. Pensionsrederiet al-Estoniyya


  16. Imightberiding
  17. Imightberiding

    WTF? Wow... really?

  18. DigiWongaDude
  19. DigiWongaDude

    Earlier this year Al Jazeera helped expose the possible poisoning of Yasser Arafat using plutonium. His body was exumed 2 days ago (27th). Iran is, even now, supplying more longer range missles to Gaza. A picture is forming ...read on.

    Imagine that it's true: Mr Arafat was murdered. Israel's guilt won't be questioned. BUT...If Israel IS guilty, how would it behave? Time surely, to give their defenses a proper testing: take out the Hamas leader and provoke Hamas in to a raged attack to reveal their Iran enabled missile capabilities - an exercise in flexing the muscle of their iron dome defense system, and to see what capabilities have been provided to Hamas by Iran. I didn't think we would see ground troups going in - not part of the agenda.

    Arafat's samples will probably take a few months of testing. Israel has already successfully completed its tests. It's ready...and glaring at Iran...

    Who knows what killed Arafat, but curiosity certainly killed the cat.

  20. cindy d
  21. cindy d

    everybody forgets he had itp an autoimmune clotting disorder

  22. beepath
  23. beepath

    But satisfaction brought it back....

  24. Carl Hendershot
  25. Carl Hendershot

    So not one of you think his wife had anything to do with it?

  26. Waldo1888
  27. Waldo1888

    thats what you get for bombing innocent people?

  28. His Forever
  29. His Forever

    Interesting documentary.

  30. Achems_Razor
  31. Achems_Razor

    Hi Charles, have not seen you for awhile, how are you? The movie works for me. Try to advance the frames, click ahead.

  32. His Forever
  33. His Forever

    Hi, Razor. I'm using a VPN to access Facebook and Youtube until they find out and cut it. Hopefully they won't. Doing well. Enjoying China. I watched it on Youtube directly. I think using the VPN really slows things down and reloading is a must for most things. I think of you every time I hear a new "alien" theory about somethingoranother. :-)

  34. His Forever
  35. His Forever

    I think we was killed by his own, not Israel. The Arab nations want to pin everything on Israel anyway, so why would they have blocked the investigation of an Arab death, by an Arab-run television station? No blood samples saved? No samples saved from any doctors anywhere? Please! Unless . . . . they were the ones to do him in. I think instead of the jokers they used to treat him in the beginning, they should have just asked the Israelis to help in his treatment and he might still be alive today. Best scientist in the world. I bet they would have tested for Plutonium 210. Seriously.

  36. Snille
  37. Snille

    Arafat was not "Palestinian", He was from and born in Egypt. - Arafats mentor was Hitlers Mufti. - Arafat was openly gay and therefore possibly had HIV. Arafat was a part of the global Muslim Brotherhood momevent.

  38. Hamdi Maghrebi
  39. Hamdi Maghrebi

    Arafat was one of the most loved leaders in the world . No one can deny his heroic effort to defend his country against the Israeli attack . His murder was a conspiracy and we want to know the reasons behind it

  40. Butlobsters
  41. Butlobsters

    I have family that worked as his second hand man. This personal guard / friend started working with (very lightly and with the permission of his staff) US CIA. He dies in a "car crash". Our family has been hurt ever since and miss him dearly. We got a chance to see his body. It had NO marks of a car crash. No bruising, bashing, or glass or cuts. There was only one thing. A very pronounced red and purplish ring around the neck. Obviously strangled. His murder is a CIA hit. The poisoning of him as well. If you follow what CIA does for a living, it is to keep most of these countries at each others throats for future war interests. This is clearly one of those cases. All this "dig him up, find out" is so silly. I am in Paris France and work with his children both here, and in the middle east. It is no mystery to us any more.

  42. Kathy
  43. Kathy

    The Jews did it. How original. lol

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