Arafat (1929-2004)was a leader of the Palestinian Liberation Organization and Al Fatah and we are disturbed by the recent revelations that he could have been probably poisoned by a radioactive substance Polonium 210. If this is true, then this is NOT the first time a radioactive subtance was used to assasinate enemies of a state. For example, a Russian defector Alexander Litvininko was poisoned by Polonium 210 most probably sprayed into a teapot.
Although Arafat was labeled a terrorist, their activities may be part of their aim to create a separate Palestinian state and to work for the destruction of the Jewish state, Israel. Yet in his later life, he mellowed and in fact won a Nobel prize for peace, together with Yitzhak Rabin and Shimon Peres of Israel, for the successful peace negotiations at Oslo in 1994!
His death was attibuted to idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura and cirrhosis of the liver.
Al Jazeera in June 4, reported that his widow called for the exhumation of his body as his last personal belongings contained traces of the dreaded Polonium substance.
So far only Russia is suspected of using Polonium to assasinate presumed enemies, but we are NOT suggesting that it was the Russians poisoned Arafat! The man might have enemies aside from Israel and even the U.S.