Yasser Arafat's remains to be reexamined

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Scientists are reopening the tomb of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat Tuesday to further investigate the cause of his death in 2004.
Expert teams from France, Switzerland and Russia will test samples to see if Arafat's death was caused by polonium poisoning, according to CNN.
Polonium is a radioactive element. Personal items on Arafat at the time of his death contained abnormal levels of the element, according to CNN.
The discovery prompted Arafat's widow to call for further investigation in to the cause of his death.
According to a report by Al-Jazeera, the exhumation process is being handled very secretly.
The Palestinian Authority, which is in charge of the West Bank where Arafat is buried, was limiting who could attend the exhumation.
Al-Jazeera reported that because Arafat died in a French military hospital, it is up to the French legal system to decide how to continue after the results come in.

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