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INVESTIGATION Arafat to Be Exhumed in Death Probe Abbas Momani, AFP / Getty Images

Arafat to Be Exhumed in Death Probe

When Palestinian leader Yasir Arafat died in 2004, other Palestinian officials called foul on the Israeli government, claiming he had been poisoned. The accusations were written off at the time, but recent evidence of lethal traces of radioactive material detected in Arafat's clothing have given new life to suspicions Arafat may have met an untimely end. Since tests on the clothing were inconclusive, experts decided to examine Arafat's remains, and an exhumation is now scheduled for Tuesday. Investigators from Switzerland, France, and Russia will each take bone samples to be tested in their home countries.

November 24, 2012 8:03 AM