Daily Israel Report

Collaborator Alleges He Poisoned Arafat for Mossad

A Lebanese TV station aired a tape it says was taken in an Israeli prison in 2006 in which an Arab prisoner says he killed Arafat for Israel
By Gabe Kahn
First Publish: 7/6/2012, 3:29 PM

Yasser Arafat
Yasser Arafat
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An Arab security prisoner from the Palestinian Authority claims he was recruited by Israel's security services to poison late PLO arch-terrorist Yassir Arafat.

Lebanon's Al-Miadin television broadcast a copy of a video tape, which they claim was made in Israel's Ketziot prison in 2006.

In the tape, and Arab prisoner says Israeli intelligence recruited him to assassinate Arafat for them.

The prisoner claims that video assisted one of the cooks, who managed to put the poison in the soup and rice served to Arafat.

The airing of the alleged tape comes one day after Arafat's widow, Suha, called to exhume her husband's remains from its grace in Ramallah for an autopsy.

Her call came after al-Jazeera reported a laboratory in Switzerland had discovered high-levels of polonium-210 on clothes and a toothbrush Arafat used shortly before her died.

It has also alleged Arafat may have died of Leukemia or the AIDS virus.

Hamas politburo chief Khaled Meshal said he had no doubt Arafat was assassinated by the Mossad,

"In the attempt on me, we had evidence in hand. In the case of Arafat, the Mossad left no trace,"  Mashaal said, referring to a botched Israeli assassination attempt on him 15 years prior.