Congratulations to all the winners of the JewishPress.com raffle at The Event
Dr. Roland Masse, a teacher of radiopathology at Percy Military Training Hospital, where PLO chairman Yasser Arafat was hospitalized before his death on November 11, 2004, has given the first interview related to Arafat’s death in eight years, telling The Times of Israel that there is “absolutely no way” the blood libel blaming Israel for poisoning the leader is true.
In the days leading up to the exhumation of Arafat to test him for polonium poisoning, Masse told The Times of Israel polonium poisoning symptoms would have been “impossible to miss” and said Arafat was tested at the hospital – which specializes in radiation detection – for radiation poisoning.
Masse said Arafat’s blood work did not present any of the symptoms of polonium poisoning, but did show a decrease in platelets.
Masse said that “abnormal levels of radioactive polonium Swiss scientists said they found eight years after Arafat’s death this July would have meant he was put in contact with such high levels of the material that doctors could not have missed it.
Masse was responsible for supervising national radioactivity in France in the 1990s as head of the Bureau for Protection against Ionizing Radiation.
When Arafat arrived at Percy, he was diagnosed with a blood disorder which caused blood clots throughout the body, a condition which could have been caused by a number of diseases.
Arafat’s condition deteriorated quickly, he fell into a coma on November 3, and died eight days later.
Arafat’s tomb will be exhumed on November 26 for further investigation.
Rumors have circulated around the Arab world that Israel is responsible for Arafat’s death – Israel has denied this allegation.
About the Author: Malkah Fleisher is a graduate of Cardozo Law School in New York City. She is an editor/staff writer at JewishPress.com and co-hosts a weekly Israeli FM radio show. Malkah lives with her husband and two children on the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem.
If you don't see your comment after publishing it, refresh the page.
Comments are closed.
PLO official Nabil Shaath made the claim in an interview…
Only time PLO seems interested in justice for Palestinians is when Israel is involved
The United Nations Relief Works Agency (UNRWA) has come under increasing fire in recent weeks for aiding Hamas in the terror group’s war against Israel, with one advocacy group lodging a formal complaint against the organization. As evidence seems to continue to emerge of the use of the agency’s schools and clinics as Hamas storehouses, […]
One Arab tried to infiltrate Israel and dozens stoned IDF troops over the Gaza security fence Thursday, as Gazans celebrated their “victory” over Israel by initiating low-level clashes near Kibbutz Nahal Oz. IDF forces responded with warning shots in the air. No injuries or property damage were reported.
Uzi Arad launches ferocious attack on Netanyahu, DM Ya’alon. Praises home front but says pols giving nothing but marketing spin.
For the third time in a week, an Israeli unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) was shot down, this time in Iraq, near the Baghdad Airport.
An advocacy group has lodged a formal complaint claiming UNRWA has far exceeded its mandate by aiding and sustaining the psychological and physical assault on Israeli civilians and infrastructure.
Israel’s Ambassador to the United Nations is demanding the world body take action against Hamas for its use of human shields.
A Spanish Islamic cleric near Madrid is calling for the ‘destruction of the Jews’ and prays God will “not spare a single one of them.”
Two people were wounded after numerous mortar shells were fired into northern Israel from Syria on Wednesday in 3 separate attacks.
Overnight another rocket or shell was launched at Israel from Syria.
With Hamas, fear of failure will keeps you on your toes, literally…
Too much celebrating? Ismail Haniyeh moves from the sub-basement to an upper floor of Shifa hospital…
A green bell pepper affectionately dubbed “Godzilla” by the children of Moshav Ein Yahav in the northern Arava desert has won a place in the Guinness Book of World Records.
Rabbi Yitzchok Moully, youth director at the Chabad Jewish Center in Basking Ridge, New Jersey, will be introducing a new art installation in honor of Tu B’Shevat, the Jewish New Year of Trees, inspired by the destruction of Hurricane Sandy.
More than 2,000 people have made contributions in memory of the young victims of the school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut to plant a grove of trees in Israel.
Shoshana Hebshi, a half-Jewish, half-Arab woman from Ohio is suing Frontier Airlines, the FBI, TSA and other governmental agencies after she says she was forced off a flight, strip-searched, and imprisoned on the tenth anniversary of the World Trade Center attacks.
Women may enter military combat in the United States, following the lift of a military ban on women in combat by defense secretary Leon Panetta.
The Jewish National Fund will reconsider a plan to forest parts of the Arava desert, following the request of environmental organizations to consider the impact of trying to alter the native ecosystem.
Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/report-radiation-expert-says-no-way-arafat-was-poisoned-by-israel/2012/11/14/
Scan this QR code to visit this page online: