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Arafat's body to be exhumed Tuesday

11-26-2012 22:14 BJT Special Report:Arafat’s Remains Exhumed for Posion Tests |

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Late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat’s body will be exhumed Tuesday, 8 years after his death.

His body is to undergo tests to find out whether his death was caused by poisoning. His tomb in the West Bank City of Ramallah has been encircled with fabric sheets, and a warning zone has been set around the tomb. Tawfiq al-Tirawi, chairman of the investigative committee over Arafat’s death, said that Swiss, French and Russian experts will take samples from Arafat’s bones on Tuesday and they will examine the samples separately in their home countries.

Tirawi said Arafat will be reburied the same day with military honours, but the ceremony will be closed to the public. He did not specify when results would be announced but said the probe could take months.


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