Arafat body to be dug up Tuesday for poison test

By Agence France-Presse
Saturday, November 24, 2012 9:58 EDT
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Palestinian Leader Yassir Arafat on September 22, 1999 in New York.  [Anthony Correia / Shutterstock.com]
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The body of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat will be exhumed on Tuesday to undergo poison tests, the head of the Palestinian inquiry team said on Saturday.

“The tomb will be opened on November 27 and experts will take samples the same day within a matter of a few hours,” Tawfiq Tirawi told reporters in the West Bank city of Ramallah.

He said a reburial ceremony would be held later the same day.

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