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  8/30/2012, Elul 12, 5772

Swiss Institute: Time Running Out for Arafat Inquest

A Swiss institute agreed, Thursday, to assist the Palestinian Authority's investigation into the death of its first chairman, Yasser Arafat. However, the institute said, time was running out for getting evidence from Arafat's remains.

The Palestinian Authority decided to open the probe following a recent investigation by the Al-Jazeera news network which stated it was likely Arafat was murdered, based on the detection of radioactive material on his clothing.