November 27th, 2012
02:14 AM ET

Yasser Arafat's body exhumed

The body of former Palestine Liberation Organization leader Yasser Arafat was exhumed Tuesday for tests to see if poisoning led to his 2004 death, according to WAFA, the official Palestinian news agency.

Arafat will be reburied with a military ceremony, officials have said.

Palestinian officials hope the tests will clear up questions over whether Arafat's death eight years ago was the result of poisoning by the radioactive element polonium.


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  1. saywhat

    Its pointless at this stage. Would hardly change ground realities one way or the other.

    November 27, 2012 at 12:46 pm | Report abuse |
  2. BOMBO ©

    If results come back negative, they won't believe it anyway.

    Regardless, wow what an ugly man.

    November 27, 2012 at 2:11 pm | Report abuse |
  3. BOMBO ©

    Take 2.

    If the results are negative, the Palestinians won't believe it anyway.

    November 27, 2012 at 2:12 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Guantanamo Inmate

    Reliable sources have confirm apon opening Arafat's coffin, the body had been placed face down. Written on his bloomers
    " The End "

    November 27, 2012 at 3:36 pm | Report abuse |