'Analysis of Arafat body' if family agrees: Palestinians

AFP , Wednesday 4 Jul 2012

The Palestinians are ready to accept a medical examination of the body of former leader Yasser Arafat if his family agrees, a Palestinian official told AFP on Wednesday. The comments from Tawfiq Tirawi, who led a Palestinian probe into Arafat's death, came a day after an Al-Jazeera investigation showed the Palestinian leader might have been poisoned with the radioactive substance polonium.

"After the Al-Jazeera broadcast I met today with president (Mahmoud) Abbas and recommended accepting an analysis of the body of the martyr president Arafat, and Abbas for his part agreed on the condition that the family... accepts," he said.

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