- Associated Press - Monday, October 1, 2012

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — A Palestinian official says French and Swiss investigators will visit the West Bank to conduct parallel probes into the death of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat.

The French team is conducting a criminal investigation into Arafat’s death at the request of his widow, Suha Arafat. The Palestinian Authority invited the Swiss team to examine the remains of the longtime leader and determine how he died eight years ago.

The head of the Palestinian committee investigating the death, Tawfik Tirawi, said Monday the teams were coordinating their arrival date.


TOP STORIES
Navy to name aircraft carrier for Pearl Harbor hero Dorie Miller
'Sully' Sullenberger, hero pilot, shreds Trump, GOP: 'This is not the America I know'
Another dud in the string of bombshells


Mrs. Arafat had asked the Palestinian Authority to suspend any other probe or ensure that it was coordinated with the French investigation.

Suspicions of poisoning surrounding Arafat’s death emerged when a deadly radioactive isotope was recently found on clothes said to be his.



Sign up for Daily Newsletters

Manage Newsletters

Copyright © 2020 The Washington Times, LLC.

Please read our comment policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide