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France Won't Publish Arafat Medical Records

France’s foreign minister indicated Tuesday that his country has no intention of publishing Yasser Arafat’s medical records and will leave the decision about what to do with them up to his family. Michel Barnier’s comment came shortly after Palestinian Prime Minister Ahmed Qureia told The Associated Press he had formally requested that France publish Arafat’s medical records. Arafat died at the age of 75 Thursday in a French hospital, where he was taken Oct. 29 for treatment after his health deteriorated. Neither Palestinian officials nor Arafat’s French medical team have announced the cause of death. “The medical file of Yasser Arafat will be transmitted, conforming to the law and to rules, to members of the immediate family who ask for it,” Barnier told Europe-1 radio. Full Story

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