Date set for poison tests on remains of Yasser Arafat

Yasser Arafat
Yasser Arafat in 2001 Credit: Press Assocation

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.

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Arafat body to be tested

The body of former Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat is to be exhumed on Tuesday to establish whether he was poisoned, Palestinian officials have confirmed. The tests will attempt to establish the cause of his death in Paris in 2004.