Arafat was known to Israel as a arabic terrorist and to his people he was known as a freedom fighter. I feel sorry for Arafat since he isn't allowed
to be buried in Jerulsaim, personally I dont think the government has that kind of right, but that doesn't matter anymore. God bless his soul.
TomSawyer -- I would actually have been faster but I spent time trying to figure out how to do the announcement as a news report and it took me time
to decide it was beyond me
marg6043 - I think that is one reason they kept him on life support - to give them time to sort things out and decide who would be taking his place.
I heard on the news briefly that he did not wish to be on any type of life support at all (he had stated that some time in the past) - so that is the
only reason I can think of to go against his wishes.
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