Arafat's widow calls for swift exhumation

Suha Arafat welcomes PA support for action, saying she long suspected her husband was murdered.

    Mahmoud Abbas, the Palestinian president, has said that he sees no reason why Yasser Arafat's body should not be exhumed following an Al Jazeera report that he may have died of poisoning.

    A nine-month investigation by the network found that Arafat's final belongings - his clothes, his toothbrush, even his iconic kaffiyeh - contained elevated levels of polonium, a rare, highly radioactive element.

    Suha Arafat, the late Palestinian leader's widow, has said that she welcomes the PA's support for the the exhumation of Arafat's body as part of the probe into his death. 

    She also said that she has long suspected that her former husband was murdered and if the inquiry proves it, Arafat would become even more of an "icon" among Palestinians.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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