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11-27-2012 14:22 BJT Special Report:Arafat’s Remains Exhumed for Posion Tests |

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Palestinian engineers have dug up the tomb of late leader Yasser Arafat to take samples from his remains to test for possible traces of poison. Full story>>

For more insight, we’re now joined by Li Guofu, Director of the Middle East Studies Center at the China Institute of International Studies.

Q1: It’s taken 8 years for an actual physical test on his mysterious death? Why is that?

Q2: Do you think the investigation could uncover the real cause of his death?

Q3: What’s Israel’s stance on this?

Q4: If Arafat is confirmed to have been poisoned, what political repercussions could it have? Since some suspect Israel to have been behind this.

Q5: What’s the Arab League’s reaction towards the investigation? And will the results add further instability to the Middle East?

Editor:Zhou Minxi |Source:

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