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Body of Arafat to Be Exhumed Following New Information (VIDEO)

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Yasser Arafat with Palestinian National Authority cabinet members at a meeting in Copenhagen, 1999. Photo: Hans Jørn Storgaard Andersen.

Ynet/Reuters – The Palestinian Authority agreed on Wednesday to the exhumation of Yasser Arafat’s body after new allegations that he was poisoned with the radioactive element polonium-210 in 2004.

A Swiss institute that examined clothing provided by Arafat’s widow Suha as part of an Al-Jazeera expose said it found “surprisingly” high levels of polonium-210, though symptoms described in the president’s medical reports were not consistent with the radioactive agent.

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