Ramallah: Thousands commemorate Arafat's death

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November 11, 2006 12:12

 
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Thousands of Palestinians from across the West Bank streamed into the city of Ramallah on Saturday to commemorate the two-year anniversary of Yasser Arafat's death. Palestinians were bused in from across the area and dropped in the middle of the city, the Palestinian's de facto capital. They then marched carrying Palestinian flags and pictures of Arafat to the muqataa, the compound that served as Arafat's headquarters when he was president of the Palestinian Authority. Top Palestinian officials laid wreaths at the glass shrine atop Arafat's grave inside the compound and read verses from the Quran while crowds of people filled the nearby courtyard. A massive picture of Arafat stood nearby. Arafat's successor, Mahmoud Abbas was scheduled to make a speech.

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