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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Tuesday's Blog Part I

Arafat's remains exhumed for poison tests

A Palestinian woman walks past a mural depicting late leader Yasser Arafat (R) in Gaza City July 4, 2012. The Palestinian Authority agreed on Wednesday to the exhumation of Arafat's body after new allegations that he was poisoned with the radioactive element polonium-210 in 2004. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem

RAMALLAH, West Bank (Reuters) - Forensic experts took samples from Yasser Arafat's buried corpse in the West Bank on Tuesday, trying to determine if he was murdered by Israeli agents using the hard-to-trace radioactive poison, Polonium.
Palestinians witnessed the funeral of their hero and longtime leader eight years ago, but conspiracy theories surrounding his death have never been laid to rest.
Many are convinced their icon was the victim of a cowardly assassination, and may stay convinced whatever the outcome of this autopsy. But some in the city of Ramallah where he lies deplored the exhumation.
"This is wrong. After all this time, today they suddenly want to find out the truth?" said construction worker Ahmad Yousef, 31, who stopped to watch the disinterment, carried out behind a wall of blue plastic near the Palestinian presidency headquarters.
"They should have done it eight years ago," he said.
French magistrates in August opened a murder inquiry into Arafat's death in Paris in 2004 after a Swiss institute said it had discovered high levels of polonium on clothing of his which was supplied by his widow, Suha, for a television documentary. READ MORE!!

The question is If  Mr. Arafat was indeed murdered, by whom? By Israel or more extreme elements of Palestine? The question is--is there really anyone who is that impartial to get to the truth? After all, as sure as Israel has too much to lose if evidence goes against them, the very same thing can be said of the more extreme elements of Palestine. This is why this blogger has so many questions about whether the truth really can be found--as the old saying goes--Truth is the First casualty of War--and this war has been going on and on, since before Israel became a nation, again.