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Arabs Launch the Great ‘Polonium Poisoned Arafat’ Hoax

It seems the PA delayed the report on charges that Israel poisoned Arafat because there is no proof; it settles for the "possibility” he was poisoned. Chemists tell The Jewish Press: Nonsense.

If Israel poisoned Arafat with polonium, as the Palestinian Authority wants people to believe, it would have to use enough to kill a herd of elephants.

If Israel poisoned Arafat with polonium, as the Palestinian Authority wants people to believe, it would have to use enough to kill a herd of elephants.
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Polonium at high levels most likely would come from a nuclear reactor, and the material is so rare that only 100 grams are produced each year, according to an International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)  report.

Before anyone raises the suspicion that Israel provided the polonium, let’s note that Russian experts were involved in the medical investigation form the beginning. Arafat died in France, so why would Russian experts be called in? Who knows, but if the Palestinian Authority wanted to plant polonium on Arafat’s body, Russia would be its source.

That leaves us with a dubious report based on ridiculous assumptions and which was issued months after the deadline.

Khaled Abu Toameh  wrote in the Jerusalem Post last February that one reason the report on results of the exhumation was delayed was “to prevent the emergence of any issues that could have a negative impact on the peace talks.”

So why now?

It looks like Abbas is ready to pull the plug on the peace talks. After a few years, maybe he can exhume them and “discover” that Israel used polonium to kill the peace process.

Historians really will  have their work cut out.

About the Author: Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu is a graduate in journalism and economics from The George Washington University. He has worked as a cub reporter in rural Virginia and as senior copy editor for major Canadian metropolitan dailies. Tzvi wrote for Arutz Sheva for several years before joining the Jewish Press.


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19 Responses to “Arabs Launch the Great ‘Polonium Poisoned Arafat’ Hoax”

  1. Tzipporah E Williams says:

    well they wouldn’t want it to be public knowledge if he really did die from aids now would they?

  2. well they wouldn’t want it to be public knowledge if he really did die from aids now would they?

  3. well they wouldn’t want it to be public knowledge if he really did die from aids now would they?

  4. Shemaya Shiloh says:

    If the Israelis used polonium why wait so long? They had it, so why not kill him years earlier? And why not use it on Abbas, and others too?

  5. If the Israelis used polonium why wait so long? They had it, so why not kill him years earlier? And why not use it on Abbas, and others too?

  6. If the Israelis used polonium why wait so long? They had it, so why not kill him years earlier? And why not use it on Abbas, and others too?

  7. Lois Horn Smith says:

    I think he did

  8. Dolores Testerman says:

    exactly!

  9. Allen Kropf says:

    I suggest you read "The Murder of Yasser Arafat" by Matthew Kalman and Matt Rees, two very well informed and non-partisan journalists. They present very compelling evidence that Arafat was indeed poisoned by Polonium, but the poisoners were surely members of his own Fatah organization.

  10. Charna Carole Ball says:

    i was wondering where this nonsense went…. no word after the autopsy… LOL such crap. he died of AIDS!!!!

  11. i was wondering where this nonsense went…. no word after the autopsy… LOL such crap. he died of AIDS!!!!

  12. Shira Louis Yashin says:

    He never looked better.

  13. Michael Dar says:

    I never understood why Israel did not kill him decades ago… and let him die peacefully in his bed!

  14. Michael Dar says:

    They should pull the same trick on that other pig Abu Abbas!

  15. Golum says:

    Michael:
    Ariel Sharon a long time ago said in an interview…at one point an agent actually had Are-a-Rat in his sights and asked for permission to fire, but was denied…Sharon said he regretted it for the rest of his life!!!

  16. Yechiel Baum says:

    with all of the homosexuals that Arafat was having affairs with, how come his overs are not dead from the polonium> It is obvious that he died of aids because of his well known homosexual activities.

  17. Yes, with James Earl Carter, his big lover, do you now?.

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