Yasser Arafat’s remains are set to be exhumed on Tuesday as part of an investigation into his death. The former Palestinian leader died in November 2004 in a French hospital after suddenly getting sick. Palestinian officials have accused Israel of poising their leader, but Israel is denying the allegations. The investigation comes after a radioactive substance was found in Arafat’s clothing. Read more below.
According to reports, the tests on the clothing came back negative but to fully investigate, the body must be exhumed to test his remains. Swiss, French and Russian experts will be running the test of the former leader’s remains so a fair result comes back. After the body is tested, Arafat will receive a private, full, military burial. The test could take months, so there is no word on when the results will be available.