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Arafat's grave blocked off for exhumation

2012-11-13 17:58

Ramallah — West Bank workers have blocked off Yasser Arafat' grave ahead of the planned exhumation of the Palestinian leader's remains later this month.

The gravesite was surrounded with a blue tarpaulin and roads leading to the Arafat mausoleum were closed off on Tuesday.

Palestinian officials say the exhumation will take place in late November. They say the Palestinian Authority insists on privacy and doesn't want the process observed by media and others. They spoke on condition of anonymity.

Swiss, French and Russian experts are to exhume Arafat's body to try to clear up some of the mystery surrounding his November 2004 death in France.

A Swiss lab recently discovered traces of a deadly radioactive isotope on clothes said to be Arafat's, reviving allegations that he was poisoned.

Comments
  • vark.nek.90 - 2012-11-13 19:51

    Apparently the only part still missing is the @hole.

      steele.oyle - 2012-11-14 08:37

      your name is quite appropriate, pig

  • diana.gill.18 - 2012-11-13 19:56

    This should be interesting maybe someone is losing a bit of sleep right now!!

  • David - 2012-11-13 21:16

    May he rot in hell. The father of terrorism. What an evil man.

      themba.monare.5 - 2012-11-13 22:59

      May you burn in hell too David...Arafat was a hero to many oppressed blacks in this country. His organisation helped our freed fighters so you might as well burn in hellthe day you meet your heroes like P W Botha, Vervoert and other monsters who once walked on this earth.

      themba.monare.5 - 2012-11-13 23:00

      May you burn in hell too David...Arafat was a hero to many oppressed blacks in this country. His organisation helped our freed fighters so you might as well burn in hell the day you meet your heroes like P W Botha, Vervoert and other monsters who once walked on this earth.

      David - 2012-11-13 23:18

      Actually Themba my personal heroes were Suzman and Mandela. Arafat was a murderer. How you can have the audacity to equate his struggle and his actions with that of the liberators of this country is an absolute disgrace and shows what an absolute cretinous imbecile you are.

      steele.oyle - 2012-11-14 08:39

      What a crock of crap! We were also labelled terrorist for opposing the loony christian sanctioned system of apartheid, so your comment is rather irrelevant.

  • kassiem.said - 2012-11-14 06:50

    @Themba....why waste your time with David. He is a benificiary of apartheid. You cannot expect someone like him to appreciate struggle heroes.

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