10 years after death, Arafat still Palestinian icon

November 9, 2014 2:05 PM

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10 years after death, Arafat still Palestinian icon

RAMALLAH: For decades, Yasser Arafat was the incarnation of the Palestinian fight for independence. Ten years after his death, he remains a national hero for a still stateless people.

When he died on November 11, 2004, he was the president of a moribund Palestinian Authority, an interim body set up in 1994 which was to have handed power to a permanent government by 1999.

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