Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas on Friday said that "if necessary," the PA will open a new investigation into the death of former PLO chairman Yasser Arafat, AFP quoted him as saying in Paris.

Following a meeting with French President Francois Holland, Abbas said the two discussed reported developments in Arafat's death, according to the report. The PA president said the Palestinian Authority wants to see if there are any new elements regarding the circumstances of Arafat's death.

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