Michigan Arab-Americans Remember Arafat

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

The publisher of the Arab American News in Dearborn says Yasser Arafat will be remembered for serving “the honorable cause of Palestinian nationalism.”

Osama Siblani says justice eventually will be served in Palestine and Arafat will go down in history as the primary reason.

Detroit area Arab-American leaders are organizing a memorial service for Arafat, who died Wednesday at a French military hospital. Arafat was 75 years old.

Egyptian officials are meeting Thursday to finish plans for Arafat's funeral.

His body will be flown to Cairo.

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