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MYSTERY Arafat’s Widow: Exhume His Body

Arafat’s Widow: Exhume His Body

The widow of late Palestinian leader Yasir Arafat said Wednesday that she wants his body exhumed to see if he was poisoned, after a recent investigation showed high levels of radioactive substance on Arafat’s personal belongings. Suha Arafat said she is requesting the body be exhumed to “make sure 100 percent of the existence of polonium,” the substance found on Arafat’s toothbrush, clothes and his trademark scarf. Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas said Wednesday that he saw no reason why Arafat’s body could not be exhumed. Arafat died in 2004 at the age of 75.

July 4, 2012 5:22 PM