Yasser Arafat ‘very sick’

by on October 27th, 2004


RAMALLAH, West Bank – Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat is “very, very sick” and the ex-guerrilla who for decades symbolized a struggle for statehood is slipping in and out of consciousness, officials and medics said on Thursday.

President Arafat, 75, beloved by most of his people and reviled by many Israelis, has suffered stomach pains since last week but took a dramatic turn for the worse on Wednesday. A team of foreign doctors was due to carry out tests on Thursday.

Etalkinghead Staff