Radioactive element plutonium in Arafat
A previous autopsy report made by Swiss scientists had alleged that Arafat had "supernormal levels" of radioactive element plutonium. The Swiss scientist's report supports, to a certain extent, the theory that many Palestinians have long insisted that "Arafat be poisoned."
Last year, at the request of Arafat's widow, the Palestinian National Autonomy decided to re-examine Arafat's body, which has been buried for many years. The samples taken at that time were divided into three and submitted to scientists in Russia, France and Switzerland for testing.
Russian scientists say there is not enough evidence
Except for the results of the Swiss identification that the cause of death might be "poisoned", the test results of Russian scientists indicated that there was insufficient evidence to confirm the theory of "poisoning." The latest identification of French scientists is completely different from the conclusions of Swiss scientists.
Israel has denied any connection to Arafat's death.
Many Palestinians have long believed that Arafat was poisoned by Israeli agents; the Israeli government has firmly denied any connection with Arafat's death.
Arafat's widow Suha said the conflicting findings made her "heart-wrenched" and said she did not blame Arafat's death on anyone.