Yasser Arafat

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Palestinian statesman who was chairman of the Palestine Liberation Organization (1929-2004)


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The Abu Amar troupe was made up of young classmates, a group of five Palestinian university students, studying in Sana'a, who lived together in one dormitory.
The embassy outfitted the young dancers with traditional uniforms--frilly, colorful outfits--and encouraged the Abu Amar troupe to perform more widely in Sana'a.
Abu Amar fixed the parameters, and no one among us can accept less: a Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as its capital, the June 4, 1967 borders, limited 1:1 swaps of territory, the removal of all settlements from our territory, an agreed solution of the refugee problem with a symbolic return of some tens of thousands.
Abu Amar, 31, has been living in the same building for 20 years and has seen all the changes in the neighbourhood.
The used-car market at Abu Shagara is extended over two areas - one near the public park and the other behind Mega Mall that is known as Bu Danig, which is where Abu Amar lives.
With the vast amount of cars taking over the neighbourhood, Abu Amar has no choice but to refuse letting his five and six-year-old children walk alone.
You witnessed two things today," said a man carrying his daughter under a hail of bullets, "our mourning the martyrdom of Abu Amar and our frustration with this life that Israel forces us to live.
In November he became acting replacement for Abu Amar as president, for 60 days pending elections, according to the terms of the Palestinian Basic Law.
A Palestinian Muslim from Jerusalem's Old City, who called himself Abu Amar, said he has been sending bread, vegetables and water up to the former patriarch, hauling it up by rope, for almost three years.
The barley is gone and with it the cattle feed," said Abu Amar.
He looks at old documents, land deeds dating back to 1931 and 1942, and his grandmother shows him an old key -- the key of her house in the village of Ras Abu Amar, now somewhere in Israel.
The film crew take Faraj and his grandmother to Ras Abu Amar -- driving a car with an Israeli plate ensures they can speed through checkpoints without any problem.
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