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Arafat Condition Still Serious; Said to Be at 'Critical Juncture'

Yasir Arafat, the Palestinian leader, was in serious condition today in the intensive care unit of a French military hospital after a drastic deterioration in his health. There were conflicting reports that he was fighting for his life. The Palestinian envoy to France, Leila Shahid, said Mr. Arafat was in a reversible coma. She added in comments to the French radio station RTL, “Today we can say that Yasir Arafat, in his state of health and at his age, is at a critical juncture between life and death.” Thursday was a day of fast-moving and occasionally bizarre rumors but little hard information about the health of the 75-year-old Mr. Arafat, who for 40 years has personified his people’s struggle for an independent state.Full Story

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