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  Shvat 16, 5773 , 27/01/13

Arafat’s Widow Pledges to Bury Him in Jerusalem

Suha Arafat, the widow of Palestinian Authority Chairman Yasser Arafat, has announced that she plans to bury her late husband in Jerusalem. Arafat was buried in Ramallah.

The PA claims Jerusalem, Israel's historic and current capital city, as the capital of the Arab state it hopes to create in Judea, Samaria and Gaza.

Suha Arafat has led a campaign to investigate Yasser Arafat's death. She and senior PA leaders have accused Israel of poisoning him. Their charges led to a French investigation, which is ongoing.

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