Al Jazeera has spent nine months investigating the cause of Yasser Arafat's death, which after more than seven years still had not been positively identified.

The material presented here includes the late Palestinian leader's medical file from the final weeks of his life; it includes reports from doctors in both Ramallah and in France, where he ultimately died. Al Jazeera was also given access to his final belongings, everything from his slippers to his iconic kaffiyeh.

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  • 275 sets of meeting minutes;
  • 690 internal e-mails;
  • 153 reports and studies;
  • 134 sets of talking points and prep notes for meetings;
  • 64 draft agreements;
  • 54 maps, charts and graphs;
  • and 51 “non-papers.”
  • 2 Different Contracts between GOJ and Casino Developers
  • 17 Pieces of Correspondence Among Key GOJ Officials
  • 5 Letters Directly Involving Prime Minister Bakhit and his views on the negotiations
  • 3 Letters Between former PM Abu Ali Al-Ragheb & former PM Nader Dahabi
  • 5 Letters Involving former Minister of Tourism Osama Dabbas
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