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Palestinian Authority receives forensics reports on Arafat’s death

Occupied Palestine | فلسطين

Al Akhbar English | Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Palestinian authorities have received the reports of Swiss and Russian forensic investigations into the 2004 death of Yasser Arafat, an official said Tuesday, without disclosing the findings.

“The report was delivered” by the Swiss laboratory, Tawfiq Tirawi, who heads the Palestinian investigation into Arafat’s death, told AFP.

When contacted, the Swiss lab declined to comment on the matter.

Official Palestinian news agency WAFA said that a Russian team appointed by the Palestinian Authority also handed in its report on November 2 and that its conclusions would be made public in due course.

Some 60 samples were taken from the remains of the late Palestinian leader in November last year for a probe into whether he was poisoned by polonium.

The samples were divided between the Swiss and Russian investigators and a French team carrying out a probe at the request of Arafat’s…

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