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In pictures: Palestinians grieve
Bothania Hamdan, 22, poet

This morning when I woke up and heard that Arafat has died, I couldnít believe it.

I feel very, very sad. Arafat is everything. Arafat is the symbol. Arafat means Palestine.

Arafat was a peacemaker. He worked a lot for Palestinians, for our rights. He tried everything, sometimes under such difficult circumstances. He tried the peaceful way and failed because the Israelis didnít let him succeed. He always wanted peace.

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