Death of Yasser Arafat

August 24, 1929 - November 11, 2004

Palestinian president dead at 75
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Hunted as a terrorist, hailed as a peacemaker, Yasser Arafat succeeded in forcing the Palestinian tragedy upon the world's conscience but failed to deliver the independent state his people yearned for.

A man of mystery and paradox, his four decades on the international stage were a saga of extraordinary reincarnations.

There was Arafat on the run from both Israeli and Arab armies; Arafat, reviled as godfather of the terrorism that blew up jetliners and killed Israeli Olympic...

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