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News just in time for Halloween: deceased PLO terror chief Yasser Arafat will rise from the dead next month, being exhumed by criminal investigators from France to determine how he died, according to a report by the Associated Press.
French officials announced on Tuesday that they have reached an agreement with the Palestinian authority in which a Swiss investigative team would arrive in Ramallah and unearth the body. They will then test his body to determine if polonium-210 – a deadly radioactive isotope found on Arafat’s clothes – was used to poison him.
Arafat died on the 25th of October from a massive brain bleed, but exhibited flu-like symptoms days before his death.
Theories as to his cause of death include AIDS, stomach cancer, cirrhosis, and poisoning.
French officials have refused to publicize information on Arafat’s final illness, citing privacy laws.
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