The body of former PLO leader Yasser Arafat to be exhumed to determine whether he died of poisoning in Paris in 2004. His medical records said he died from a stroke caused by a blood disorder.
BBC: But France began a murder inquiry in August after Swiss experts hired by a documentary crew found radioactive polonium-210 on Arafat’s personal effects. His tomb, in Ramallah in the West Bank, was sealed off earlier this month.
Once the body is removed from the tomb inside the stone-clad tomb mausoleum, scientists from France, Switzerland and Russia will each take samples, former Palestinian intelligence chief Tawfik Tirawi told reporters.
The experts will then take these samples to their respective countries to be tested for Polonium 210 and possibly other lethal substances. Arafat’s body will be reburied the same day with military honors.
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