الأرشيف

Wafa Images
Wafa Images
Wafa Images
  05th September 2015    Time 15:13 Jerusalem Israeli Forces Detain Four Palestinians, Assault Youth, Obstruct Movement       Newspaper Review: Israeli Quelling of Weekly Protests, March Protesting Seizure of Jerusalem Ancient Cemetery Focus of Dailies      Settlers Attack, Pepper-Spray University Student in Hebron      Weather Forecast: Temperature Above Average by 2 Degrees C      Israeli Forces Demolish Seven Houses, Agricultural Structures in Ramallah Village      Israeli Forces Target Site in Northern Gaza      Israeli Forces Detain Four Palestinians, Summon Two from Jerusalem, Jenin Districts       Newspaper Review: Easing Open-fire Restrictions for Israeli Soldiers Focus of Dailies      Weather Forecast: Abundantly Sunny, Relatively High Temperatures to Prevail      Solitary Confinement Causes Neurological Disorder to Palestinian Prisoner      Israel Orders Construction of Hebron School to Stop      West Bank Children Start School Homeless as Israel Demolishes 25 Homes       PEX Report: Index Resumes Slight Downtrend      Israeli Authorities Seize Large Tract of Ancient Muslim Cemetery      Update: Israeli Forces Detain 16 Palestinians from West Bank Districts
Youtube
facebook
Twitter
RSS
Exhumation of Arafat’s Corpse Went as Planned, say Officials

Decrease font sizeIncrease font size   modify font size Print a copy


RAMALLAH, November 27, 2012 (WAFA) – Palestinian officials Tuesday said the exhumation of the corpse of the late leader Yasser Arafat to investigate the reasons behind his death went as planned without any problems and the results are expected to be known in three months.

Tawfiq Tirawi, head of the official committee investigating Arafat’s death, said in the press conference after the opening of Arafat’s grave that the procedures of exhuming his remains went in accordance with law and were approved by the Swiss, French and Russian forensic experts.

He said that Palestinian forensic experts were the only party to touch the remains, take samples from the corpse and pass them on to the three teams.

Abdullah al-Bashir, head of the medical committee investigating the death of Arafat, said the grave was opened at 5 a.m. after two days of intensive meetings to organize the process and avoid any problems that might arise.

“The Swiss, French and Russian forensic teams will test the samples in their labs and the results will come out in three months,” he said.

He said the forensic experts suspect that the radioactive substance, Polonium 210, is what killed Arafat, based on previous tests done on Arafat’s belongings, but that in case no traces of polonium were found, the committee requested from the teams to look for other toxic material.

Health Minister Hani Abdeen said that it was decided after opening the grave there will be no need to move the corpse to any other location and therefore the samples were taken from remains inside the grave, which was wide and spacious.

Tirawi said that statements by Israeli officials calling to kill Arafat were proof that Israel was behind the assassination, but they were not evidence.

He said the tests on Arafat’s remains were necessary to obtain solid evidence.

“We hope that our first decision after we gain a non-member state status at the United Nations and find out what killed Arafat is to persecute those involved in his assassination,” he said.

The Palestinian forensic experts took 20 samples from the corpse and each team was given the same samples to perform the tests to get the same results, said Bashir.

Tirawi affirmed that regardless of the results, whether positive or negative, the investigation will go on to find the truth behind Arafat’s death.

M.H./M.S.

Latest News
14:20  
5-9-2015
Israeli Forces Detain Four Palestinians, Assault Youth, Obstruct Movement
12:46  
5-9-2015
Newspaper Review: Israeli Quelling of Weekly Protests, March Protesting Seizure of Jerusalem Ancient Cemetery Focus of Dailies
11:55  
5-9-2015
Settlers Attack, Pepper-Spray University Student in Hebron
11:19  
5-9-2015
Weather Forecast: Temperature Above Average by 2 Degrees C
17:21  
3-9-2015
Israeli Forces Demolish Seven Houses, Agricultural Structures in Ramallah Village
16:36  
3-9-2015
Israeli Forces Target Site in Northern Gaza
14:44  
3-9-2015
Israeli Forces Detain Four Palestinians, Summon Two from Jerusalem, Jenin Districts
12:55  
3-9-2015
Newspaper Review: Easing Open-fire Restrictions for Israeli Soldiers Focus of Dailies
12:45  
3-9-2015
Weather Forecast: Abundantly Sunny, Relatively High Temperatures to Prevail
15:39  
2-9-2015
Solitary Confinement Causes Neurological Disorder to Palestinian Prisoner
15:26  
2-9-2015
Israel Orders Construction of Hebron School to Stop
15:11  
2-9-2015
West Bank Children Start School Homeless as Israel Demolishes 25 Homes
14:50  
2-9-2015
PEX Report: Index Resumes Slight Downtrend
14:42  
2-9-2015
Israeli Authorities Seize Large Tract of Ancient Muslim Cemetery
13:43  
2-9-2015
Update: Israeli Forces Detain 16 Palestinians from West Bank Districts
13:20  
2-9-2015
Newspaper Review: Settlers’ Takeover of Silwan Building Focus of Dailies
10:50  
2-9-2015
Settlers Damage Power Pole in Qalqilia, Run Over Shepherd, Kill Sheep in Hebron
09:15  
2-9-2015
Weather Forecast: Temperatures Slightly ‘Up’
18:46  
1-9-2015
Israel Places 10 Detainees in Jail without Trial
17:07  
1-9-2015
Detainees’ Minister Concerned about Possible Force-Feed of Five Detainees
15:39  
1-9-2015
Israeli Settlers Take over Palestinian-Owned Building in Silwan
15:03  
1-9-2015
UPDATE: Israeli Army Arrests 17 Palestinians in West Bank
14:57  
1-9-2015
PEX Report: Index down by 11 Percent
12:54  
1-9-2015
Newspaper Review: Israeli Military Raid in Jenin, Preparations for Upcoming National Council’s Session Focus of Dailies
12:13  
1-9-2015
Violent Clashes in Jenin, Injuries, Intensive Destruction Reported
10:12  
1-9-2015
Weather Forecast: Slight Rise in Temperatures
14:42  
31-8-2015
Israeli Army Prevents Rehabilitation of Hebron Archeological Site
14:24  
31-8-2015
Building Licenses Up in Second 2015 Quarter, says Statistics Bureau
14:22  
31-8-2015
Foreign Ministry Calls for Emergency Islamic Summit to Discuss Al-Aqsa Mosque
14:04  
31-8-2015
Israel Demolishes 15 Bedouins’ Structures Northeast of Jerusalem
13:21  
31-8-2015
Minor Prisoners Recount Horrors of Israeli Maltreatment
11:52  
31-8-2015
Israeli Army Targets Palestinian Homes, Farmers near Gaza Borders
11:47  
31-8-2015
UPDATE: Israel Detains Five Palestinians in West Bank, Jerusalem
11:42  
31-8-2015
Newspaper Review: Dailies Highlight Israeli Suppression of Non-Violent Protest
10:13  
31-8-2015
Weather Forecast: Stable Weather Conditions
18:41  
30-8-2015
Prisoners Suffer Unbearable Living Conditions, Denied Family visits in Israeli Jails
17:38  
30-8-2015
Israeli Detonations Work near Bethlehem Endanger nearby Village
16:55  
30-8-2015
Israel Issues Actual Imprisonment Sentences against Five Palestinians, Imposes Fines
16:49  
30-8-2015
Israeli Army Detains Two Protestors at Non-Violent Beit Jala March
16:37  
30-8-2015
PEX Report: Index Up at First Week Trading
15:25  
30-8-2015
Israeli Company Surveys Land in Hebron for Settlements' Road Expansion
13:15  
30-8-2015
Israel Evicts 14 Jordan Valley Families for Military Drills
12:54  
30-8-2015
Producer Price Index Slightly Up in July 2015, says Statistics Bureau
12:27  
30-8-2015
Newspapers Focus on Israeli Army Quelling of Demonstration against Takeover of Church Property
11:57  
30-8-2015
Israel Arrests 3 in West Bank and Jerusalem, Summons Others for Interrogation
10:10  
30-8-2015
Weather Forecast: Slight Drop in Temperatures
15:58  
29-8-2015
Five Palestinian Detainees Continue Hunger-Strike Protesting Administrative Detention
14:19  
29-8-2015
Palestine Remembers Prominent Political Cartoonist Naji Al-Ali
13:29  
29-8-2015
Official: Sick Palestinian Prisoners Face Slow Death in Israeli Jails
10:49  
29-8-2015
Four Palestinians Shot and Injured, Many Suffocate in Nablus Village Clashes
facebook
Twitter
اجعلنا صفحة البداية
RSS
Youtube
أضفنا الى المفضلة