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Arafat: Reactions of the world's leaders

Reactions from around the world to the death of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat:

Arafat: Burial tomorrow at Ramallah in stone coffin

Yasser Arafat will be buried at his West Bank headquarters in a stone coffin, not a wooden one, to allow his re-interment at a later time in Jerusalem, his aides said today.

Leader's wife hit by PLO slur campaign

Suha Arafat is resisting pressure to switch off the machines keeping the Palestinian leader alive until she obtains guarantees of a share in her husband's considerable wealth, according to Libération.

Arafat's fate depends on 'will of God', say Palestinian leaders as his coma deepens

The comatose Yasser Arafat's life was in the gravest danger last night. A visiting team of senior Palestinian politicians declared that his fate now depended on his inert body's capacity to resist, and "the will of God".

Little affection in Ramallah for the wife who put Paris before Palestinians

Yasser Arafat's wife Suha was given short shrift by women in one of the poorest districts of this West Bank city yesterday. "She's too young for him," said Sumeia Taha, 55. "She married him for his wealth "She wants the money, to inherit what he has," added Mrs Taha. "She's a Christian, not a Muslim like we are. When he was under siege she ran away. If she was a real Palestinian she would stay with her husband until he dies. She should not get a penny when he dies. Arafat and all his wealth belong to the Palestinian people because she left him."

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