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Yasser Arafat's widow 'relieved' at poison inquiry call

5 July 2012 Last updated at 07:39 BST

Palestinian officials are calling for an international inquiry into former leader Yasser Arafat's death, over renewed claims that he was poisoned.

Swiss scientists told an al-Jazeera TV documentary the radioactive material polonium-210 was on belongings given to his widow after he died in 2004.

Suha Arafat objected to a post-mortem at the time, but now wants his body exhumed to enable further tests to be carried out.

She said she was ''relieved'' that the truth may be a step closer.