Palestine

Judges Want to Exhume Arafat's Body

Relatives of the Palestinian leader claim he may have been poisoned

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French judges investigating the death of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat are seeking to travel to Ramallah to look into allegations that he was poisoned.

Arafat's widow, Suha, said the judges wanted to exhume his body and take samples for laboratory testing.

A murder inquiry was launched last month after Swiss experts said they had found traces of the toxic radioactive chemical polonium-210 on his clothing.

Arafat died in France in 2004 after a stroke resulting from a blood disorder.