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Arafat's Medical Records Given to Palestinian Authority

Yasser Arafat's nephew has turned over the late Palestinian leader's medical records to a committee investigating the cause of his uncle's death.

Nasser al-Kidwa, who also is the Palestinian representative to the United Nations, delivered the 558-page medical report plus X-rays to Palestinian Authority representatives Saturday. It was the first time Palestinian officials in Ramallah have had access to Mr. Arafat's records since his death at a Paris hospital November 11.

Mr. al-Kidwa told a news conference the files do not give a clear explanation of the cause of Mr. Arafat's death, adding that French doctors did not find any known poisons.

French media quoted doctors who treated Mr. Arafat as saying he died of a blood clotting disorder.

Some information for this report provided by AFP and AP.