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Arafat's Body to be Exhumed Tuesday

The body of Yasser Arafat will be removed from his grave in Ramallah, Tuesday, so that Swiss experts can take samples to determine if there is truth to the claim that the former Palestinian Authority chairman was poisoned.

Although there was no indication of poisoning in tests made immediately following Arafat's death in 2004, the Al-Jazeera network reported a few months ago that elevated levels of the radioactive element polonium were found in clothing submitted by Arafat's widow Suha.

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