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Thursday, July 05, 2012

Arafat’s Body to be Exhumed Amid Poisoning Claim

JERUSALEM – The Palestinian Authority agreed today to exhume the body of Palestinian Liberation Organization leader Yasser Arafat amid new allegations he was poisoned with the radioactive element polonium-210.

“The authority, as it always has been, is ready to completely co-operate with and clear the way for an investigation into the true causes leading to the martyrdom of the late president,” said PA spokesman Nabil Abu Rudeineh, who was close to Arafat.

 It was not immediately clear when the exhumation would take place. Arafat, who died in 2004, is buried outside his former compound in the West Bank city of Ramallah.


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