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July 9, 2012 10:26 am

Palestinian Authority Approves Exhumation of Arafat’s Body

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Yasser Arafat. Photo: World Economic Forum.

CNN – Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has approved the exhumation of former Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat’s body, an official said Monday.

The approval comes days after investigators said they found high levels of a radioactive substance on some of Arafat’s personal belongings. Last week, Suha Arafat, the former leader’s widow, told CNN that she wanted his body exhumed to find out whether he was poisoned.

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