Azerbaijan, Baku, Nov. 27 / Trend A. Taghiyeva /
Remains of former Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat are being exhumed in Ramallah (West bank of Jordan river) today, Al Jazeera TV channel reported today.
According to the TV channel, after the tissue samples are taken for research, Arafat's body will be again buried with military honors in a mausoleum in the territory of a residence of head of the Palestinian administration "Muqata".
Arafat, being a founder and the first president of the Palestinian National Authority, who won the Nobel Prize for establishing peace with Israel, died on November 11, 2004 in a military hospital near Paris.
Official investigation of his death began after Qatari television channel Al Jazeera announced in summer about radioactive polonium-210 in Arafat's personal items and samples of biological fluids. The analyses were made by scholars from the Institute of Radio Physics in Lausanne, Switzerland, at the request of journalists. The scholars continue researching upon the order of the Palestinian Authority.
The Palestinians have said repeatedly about Israel's possible involvement in Arafat's death, where these allegations have been repeatedly rejected.