November 26, 2012

Arafat to Be Exhumed, Examined for Poisoning

Jacob Aron, NewScientist

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The body of Yasser Arafat is set to be exhumed tomorrow in an effort to determine whether his death in 2004 was caused by polonium-210 poisoning. Tests earlier this year found unusually high levels of the radioactive material on the former Palestinian leader's clothes and toothbrush, but it's still unclear whether Arafat was murdered. Could tests on his bones eight years after his death finally solve the mystery?

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TAGGED: Polonium, Yasser Arafat, Poison, Exhumation