Earlier this week, senior Palestinian official Saeb Erekat said Abbas made a final decision to allow an autopsy.
On Thursday, members of a committee investigating Arafat’s death were less forceful. Justice Minister Ali Mohanna said Arafat’s nephew, Nasser al-Kidwa, asked for the full report from the Swiss lab, and a decision on further testing would only be made after reviewing the report.
While backtracking on an autopsy, Arafat’s doctors for the first time released their detailed treatment notes covering the 18-day period when they cared for him at his Israeli-besieged West Bank compound before he was airlifted to a French military hospital on Oct. 29, 2004.
- So they are not going swiftly (ASAP) to autopsy (of Arafat’s body)
- They first want to receive and check Swiss lab reports
- But why?