6 Nov 2012

Arafat's body to be exhumed

3:42 pm on 6 November 2012

The body of Yasser Arafat is set to be exhumed on 26 November, eight years after his death, as part of an investigation to see if he was murdered.

Two senior Swiss forensic experts are in the West Bank to discuss plans for the exhumation of the Palestinian leader, the ABC reports.

Accusations of foul play have long surrounded Arafat's demise. French doctors who treated him in his final days said they could not establish the cause of death.