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Palestine: Yasser Arafat Honoured on 15th Anniversary of His Death

Palestinians rallied in Ramallah on Monday, a day that marks the 15 years since Yasser Arafat’s death.

Hundreds gathered outside Arafat’s mausoleum with Palestinian flags and music. Some Palestinians were seen paying their respects at Arafat’s grave.

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas was also seen entering the mausoleum before giving a speech.

“May God rest [Yasser Arafat’s] soul. This is the man who carried the mission and fought until the last breath. He protected [the mission], and handed it over to us,” said Abbas, as he was addressing the crowd.

Earlier on Saturday, thousands gathered in the main square of Gaza City and marched toward Arafat’s house as a sign of respect.

Arafat, who was the first Palestinian leader to reach a peace agreement with Israel in 1993, died aged 75 in November 2004.



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