Authorities decide on how to proceed with Arafat's death after studying expert decisions

The Palestinian authorities will decide on how to proceed with the investigation into Yasser Arafat's death after they study the decisions made by the Russian, Swiss, and French experts.

The Palestinian authorities will decide on how to proceed with the investigation into Yasser Arafat's death after they study the decisions made by the Russian, Swiss, and French experts.

"After we closely study all the documents, we will decide how to proceed," Palestinian Ambassador to Russia Faed Mustafa told Interfax on Thursday, responding to a question as to whether Palestinian officials plan to ask for an international investigation into Arafat's death.

"The issue of the causes of Yasser Arafat's death is very important to us. We have received official results from Russian experts, we thank them for their work, and we have also received the results from the Swiss experts. These documents will now be studied closely by our experts. There is a third partner, France," Mustafa said.

According to the official theory, Arafat died of stroke in France in 2004. However, in July 2012 Swiss experts found traces of a radioactive substance on Yasser Arafat's clothes and personal belongings.

Experts from the Radiophysics Institute in Lausanne assumed that Arafat could have received a deadly dose of that radioactive substance.

Experts later took samples from Arafat's remains, which were then re-buried.

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