Site offers glimpse at Arafat bedroom

Pictures show frugal surroundings in which PLO leader lived under Israeli siege from 2002 to 2004.

March 30, 2009 16:55
Site offers glimpse at Arafat bedroom

arafats bedroom 248.88. (photo credit: Courtesy)


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Yasser Arafat's official Web site has posted pictures it says show the late Palestinian leader's frugal room where he slept while under Israeli siege. The pictures show a single bed, lamp and a closet containing Arafat's iconic wardrobe: five military-style suits and four checkered black-and-white Palestinian scarfs. Arafat lived under Israeli siege for two years at his West Bank compound, after Israel accused him of being behind a wave of suicide bombings. He died in November 2004. His bedroom contained no windows and could only be accessed through a guard's room, precautions against possible assassination. Arafat is buried in the West Bank compound, and the bedroom will be incorporated into a museum documenting his life.

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