The remains of iconic Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat were exhumed on Tuesday, eight years after his death, with experts set to test for evidence he was poisoned by polonium.
Wreaths of flowers are seen outside the mausoleum of the late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, following a funeral ceremony after the exhumation of Arafat's body at the Muqataa in the West Bank city of Ramallah. The remains of Yasser Arafat were exhumed, eight years after his death, with experts set to test for signs that he was poisoned.
Shortly after the grave was briefly opened for forensic experts to take samples, an official warned that if there was evidence that Arafat was poisoned, the Palestinian leadership would petition the International Criminal Court to open an investigation.
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