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epa03910823 (FILE) A file photograph showing Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat gesturing during a meeting with Israeli peace activist Uri Avnery (not pictured) in Arafat’s office in Ramallah Saturday 10 April 2004. Reports on 15 October 2013 state that a Russian official said that forensic tests found no indications of polonium poisoning in the body of the late Palestinian leader Yassir Arafat. Last week, Britain’s The Lancet journal reported that Swiss scientists had concluded that Arafat had been poisoned with the radioactive element polonium 210. Arafat died at the age of 75 in a French hospital on November 11, 2004. Medical records show he died of a brain hemorrhage, caused by a bowel infection. EPA/ATEF SAFADI *** Local Caption *** 99490930