Thousands of grieving Palestinians gathered for
the funeral of Yassir Arafat at his headquarters
in the westbank town of Ramallah. After an unidentified illness, Arafat was
given permission to travel to Paris for medical treatment. He had previously
been under houses arrest since the start of the recent Intifada. When his
body finally arrived home for his funeral, tens of thousands gathered around
the Mukata - Arafat's and the Palestinian Authority's headquarters.