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November 27, 2012 10:07 am

Yasser Arafat Exhumed

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Yasser Arafat. Photo: wiki commons.

AP – RAMALLAH, West Bank – Yasser Arafat’s political heirs on Tuesday opened his grave and foreign experts took samples of the iconic Palestinian leader’s remains as part of a long-shot attempt – eight years after his mysterious death – to determine whether he was poisoned.

Arafat died in November 2004 at a French military hospital, a month after suddenly falling ill at his West Bank compound, at the time besieged by Israeli troops.

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