The body of former Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat is set to be exhumed today over allegations that he was poisoned.
Back in August, French magistrates opened a murder inquiry into Mr Arafat's death in Paris after a Swiss institute said it had discovered high levels of radioactive polonium on his clothing, which was supplied by his widow, Suha.
Mr Arafat died aged 75 in 2004 after a short, mysterious illness. No autopsy was carried out at the time - at the request of his wife - and the French doctors who treated him said they were unable to determine cause of death.
Allegations of foul play immediately surfaced, with many locals pointing the finger at Israel, but it has denied any wrongdoing.
Experts from Switzerland, France, Russia and the Palestinian territories will take part in the exhumation, which will take place behind blue sheeting that has been carefully erected around his limestone mausoleum in Ramallah.
Palestinian officials have confirmed that the body of the country's former leader Yasser Arafat will be exhumed on Tuesday, to undergo tests to see whether his death in Paris in 2004 was caused by poisoning.
Despite many Arabs suspecting Israel of being behind Yasser Arafat's decline, Israeli Foreign Ministry spokesman Yigal Palmor distanced his nation from the French inquiry into the Palestinian leader's death.
Yet Mr Palmor said he hoped it would reveal more on the circumstances of Mr Arafat's death.
This does not pertain to us. The complaint lodged by Suha Arafat with the French police does not address Israel or anyone in particular.
If the French justice system has decided to open an investigation, we hope that it will shed light on this matter.
The Arab League will call at the United Nations for an international investigation into the 2004 death of Yasser Arafat, the chief negotiator for the Palestinian Authority has said.
Saeb Erekat, though, welcomed news that a French court had opened a murder inquiry into the death of the longtime Palestinian leader in a Paris military hospital eight years ago.
The inquiry follows claims by Mr Arafat's widow, Suha, that he may have been poisoned with the radioactive element polonium-210. The same substance infamously killed former Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko in 2006.