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Yasser Arafat has died

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Ine lillahe wa ine ilaihe rajioon.


May Allah rest his soul in peace and shower his mercry on him and all muslims.


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The veteran Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat has died in a French hospital, nearly two weeks after being transferred from the West Bank.

Mass mourning began in the Palestinian territories after news that the 75-year-old who dominated Palestinian politics for 40 years had passed away.


His body will go to Cairo for a funeral attended by Arab and other leaders.


It will then be taken to the West Bank town of Ramallah, where he will be buried at his compound.


Mr Arafat died at 0330 (0230 GMT) on Thursday.


French President Jacques Chirac paid tribute to "a man of courage and conviction who for 40 years incarnated the Palestinians' fight for recognition of their national rights".


Mr Arafat had been in a coma since 3 November and on Tuesday suffered a brain haemorrhage. In his final hours, he had brain damage and kidney and liver failure.


It has not been made clear what illness the Palestinian leader was suffering from, though doctors ruled out cancer and poisoning.


The White House simply described his death as a "significant moment in Palestinian history", and offered condolences.


Palestinian chief negotiator Saeb Erekat, who first made the death public, said it was a "black day" in Palestinian history.


Flags are flying at half mast outside Mr Arafat's compound, where he was kept under virtual house arrest by the israelis for two and a half years and people have been wearing chequered headscarves - Mr Arafat's trademark.


In the Gaza Strip, thousands of mourners took to the streets as Masjid loudspeakers played quotes from the late leader


israel has sealed off the West Bank as a security precaution and strengthened security at Jewish settlements.

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[3.185] Every soul shall taste death. You shall be paid your wages in full on the Day of Resurrection. Whoever is removed from Hell and is admitted to Paradise shall prosper, for the worldly life is nothing but the enjoyment of delusion.


May Allah reward him paradise on the day of resurrection if he was among the righteous... Ameen...

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