Palestinians say investigation of Arafat’s death will continue

By Agence France-Presse
Thursday, December 26, 2013 7:08 EDT
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The Palestinian authorities will press on with a probe into the death of Yasser Arafat after Russian experts ruled out the possibility he was poisoned, a Palestinian envoy said Thursday.

“I can only say that there is already a decision to continue (the investigation),” Faed Mustafa, the Palestinian ambassador to Russia, told the state RIA Novosti news agency. “We respect their position, we highly value their work but there is a decision to continue work.”

Earlier Thursday Russian forensic experts studying Arafat’s remains said the leader died a natural death and ruled out radiation poisoning.

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