The Palestinians want an international probe into the death of former president Yasser Arafat after an investigation showed he may have been poisoned, an official told AFP Wednesday.
The call came a day after the Al-Jazeera news channel broadcast the results of an investigation into the death of Arafat, who died in 2004, which showed that the Palestinian leader might have been poisoned with polonium.

The news channel said an analysis of Arafat's belongings, which were given to his wife by the Paris hospital where he died, showed high levels of the radioactive substance.

Polonium was used to kill Russian former spy turned Kremlin critic Alexander Litvinenko, who died in 2006 after drinking tea laced with the substance at a London hotel.

MIDEAST - Palestinians seek int'l probe into Arafat's death