Israel denies any role in death of Yasser Arafat

The Israeli government has denied any role in the death of Yasser Arafat, saying that he was 75-years-old.

"This is more soap opera than science, it is the latest episode in the soap in which Suha opposes Arafat's successors," Israeli Foreign Ministry spokesman Yigal Palmor said.

The investigation amounted to "a highly superficial attempt to determine a cause of death".

Advertisement

Arafat 'may have been poisoned'

Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat was poisoned to death in 2004 with radioactive polonium, his widow Suha said after receiving the results of Swiss forensic tests on her husband's corpse.