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Was -- eight years ago.
But the body of former Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat -- -- today.
His body taken from the place warriors buried then -- very quickly after that forensic specialists.
Getting samples of Arafat's remains to help put the rest just how he died.
David Lee Miller's on this live in Jerusalem David why is this happening anyway.
Well both those remains were dis -- this morning to find out whether or not he was poison.
At his -- in the presidential compound.
They removed his body this morning briefly to remove portions of his body they can be examined.
A blue TARP was erected for the purposes of privacy Arafat's wife still hot requested the -- and the investigation.
After TV documentary found evidence that he might that he might I emphasize have been poisoned.
Experts on this TV show say they found Trace elements of a chemical element called polonium -- clothing.
You my typical that Arafat died in 2004.
He was last seen alive in Ramallah boarding a helicopter to begin his journey to a military.
Hospital in France where he died two weeks later.
The official cause of death is listed as a stroke many Palestinians believe though that he was poisoned by Israel or something Israel denies.
The bottom line here.
In life he was controversial.
And in death -- he also remains very controversial and vividly what what is this polonium poisoning.
Polonium is a radio active element that can be extremely extremely deadly.
According to the US regulatory.
But Nuclear Regulatory Commission it emits.
Radiation that can essentially destroy human tissue -- we cannot we are told penetrate penetrate skin.
But if it is ingested.
It can cause deadly harm to DNA.
To the main body organs as well as we are told.
The immune system and this.
Particular isotope is so powerful bill.
That we are told that an amount to small as the size of a greenhouse.
Salt can be deadly.
Another thing to keep in mind is that it -- is very very quickly.
It has a very short half life.
In other words officials say that.
After two and a half years it might be very hard to detect that means after Arafat's been buried since 2004.
Whatever results are reached might in fact be inconclusive until they're really -- a good mystery there you have from Jerusalem thank you --
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