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RAMALLAH, West Bank: Criminal investigators from France will exhume Yasser Arafat’s remains next month to try to find out how the Palestinian leader died, a French official said yesterday. The official said the team from France will arrive sometime between November 24 and November 26 in the West Bank city of Ramallah.
Palestinian authorities confirmed the timetable and said a separate Swiss investigative team would also arrive in Ramallah at the same time. All officials spoke on condition of anonymity because the investigation is ongoing. However, Darcy Christen, a spokeswoman for Switzerland’s Institute of Radiation Physics that is expected to conduct the autopsy for the Swiss team, said no date has been confirmed yet. AP