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Yasser Arafat's remains exhumed

11-27-2012 15:24 BJT Special Report:Arafat’s Remains Exhumed for Posion Tests |

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The remains of the late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat have been exhumed to test for poisoning.

Members of the Palestinian Presidential Guard moved the coffin from the tomb to a nearby mosque in the Palestinian presidency’s Ramallah headquarters. The remains were put on a plastic stretcher at the mosque where samples will be taken.

Head of the Palestinian committee investigating Arafat’s death, Tawfiq Tirawi, was present during the digging along with investigators and experts from Switzerland, France and Russia. A military reburial ceremony will be held soon. Tight security measures were taken to ensure the secrecy of the process.

Investigators took samples from late Palestinian leader Yasser
Arafat's exhumed remains on Tuesday to try and determine if he
had been poisoned, Palestinian officials said.

Investigators took samples from late Palestinian leader Yasser
Arafat's exhumed remains on Tuesday to try and determine if he
had been poisoned, Palestinian officials said.

Head of the Palestinian committee investigating Arafat’s death, Tawfiq Tirawi, was present
during the digging along with investigators and experts from Switzerland, France and Russia.

 

 


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