August 29, 2012
Nasser Nasser photo

FILE - In this Aug. 13, 2003 file photo, Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, with tears in his eyes, after he was informed of the death of his sister Yousra Abdel Raouf Al Kidwah at his compound in the West Bank town of Ramallah. French prosecutors opened a murder inquiry into the death of Yasser Arafat on Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012, judicial officials told a French new agency, after his widow and a TV investigation raised new questions about whether the Palestinian leader was poisoned.

David Guttenfelder photo

FILE - In this Nov. 12, 2004 file photo, the coffin of Yasser Arafat is carried through the crowd of Palestinian mourners to be lowered into the grave at his compound in the West Bank town of Ramallah. A former Israeli official on Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012 denied suspicions that Israel poisoned Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat as France prepared to begin an investigation into his possible murder following a Swiss lab�s claim that it found traces of a deadly substance on his belongings.

Nabil Judah photo

FILE - In this April 5, 1995 file photo, Suha Arafat and late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat attend a conference in Gaza Strip. A former Israeli official on Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012 denied suspicions that Israel poisoned Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat as France prepared to begin an investigation into his possible murder following a Swiss lab’s claim that it found traces of a deadly substance on his belongings.