Former Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat's body exhumed 'to probe cause of death'

Last Updated: Tue, Nov 27, 2012 10:40 hrs

The remains of former Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat have been exhumed from his grave so international forensic experts can search for additional clues to his death, officials have said.

The Palestinian officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to disclose the news.

A lethal radioactive substance found on Arafat's clothes sparked a new investigation into the cause of his death, Fox News reports.

Arafat died in November 2004 in a French military hospital, a month after suddenly falling ill.

Palestinian officials claim he was poisoned by Israel, but have not presented evidence. Israel has denied such allegations, the report added. (ANI)

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