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Palestinian Officials Meet Amid Reports of Arafat's Declining Health

Senior Palestinian officials convened meetings in the West Bank today in response to conflicting reports over the declining health of Palestinian leader Yasir Arafat, who has been in a French military hospital since late last week battling an undisclosed and serious ailment. Members of the central committee of Fatah, Mr. Arafat’s power base in the Palestinian government, held talks in the West Bank city of Ramallah to “discuss the current situation with regard to his health,” said an assistant deputy at the Palestinian information ministry, Mohammad Sulaiman, in a brief telephone interview.Full Story

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