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Israel fears "total anarchy" in wake of Arafat's death

Israel fears an outbreak of total anarchy and the complete collapse of the Palestinian Authority in the event of Yasser Arafat’s death, according to a leaked internal foreign ministry document. The document warned that “hundreds of thousands” of Palestinians were likely to march on Jerusalem for the funeral of their veteran leader and stage mass demonstrations against the Israeli occupation of the territories, public radio reported. The Palestinian Authority, which is headed by Arafat, could completely collapse in such a scenario which would likely end in a situation of “total anarchy”, the document added.Full Story

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