Q&A: Investigation into Yasser Arafat's death

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Yasser Arafat was flown to France for treatment 17 days into his illness

Palestinian President Yasser Arafat died in hospital in France in November 2004, weeks after falling ill at his compound in the West Bank city of Ramallah. French doctors said Arafat had an unidentified blood disorder and gave the cause of death as a stroke. Since then there have been allegations that Arafat was poisoned, possibly with the radioactive element, polonium-210. A series of investigations has been trying to establish whether he was murdered.

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To test whether Arafat may have been poisoned, it was necessary to exhume his body

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