Not such a cold case anymore. The body of Palestinian leader Yasir Arafat was exhumed early Tuesday as part of an investigation into allegations that he was poisoned to death. Arafat died in 2004 of a stroke, but many have suspected the stroke was caused by other factors. Sources told Al Jazeera that forensic pathologists were not able to “fully remove the body from the tomb,” and Palestinian doctors collected samples from the body with the help of an international team of scientists from France, Russia, and Switzerland. Al Jazeera sources said the body had been reburied shortly after being exhumed—so Palestinians will not be able to conduct a full military funeral as planned.
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