French forensic experts rule out Arafat’s death by poisoning
The results of analyses have led French forensic experts to conclude that Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat did not die of poisoning. This confirmed an earlier conclusion by a Russian forensic lab. Arafat died in a French hospital in November 2004. A recent inquiry instigated by Arafat’s widow and supported by the Palestinian Authority tried to prove that Israel killed Arafat by polonium poisoning. The Israeli foreign ministry said it was not surprised that the French experts had ruled this out.