Who was he?
Yasser Arafat had been the leader of the Palestinian people since the 1960s.
What did he do?
Arafat headed the Palestinian Authority.
Why was he important?
His supporters said he was the only person who made the world aware of the Palestinian struggle. They think he did more than anyone else to highlight the problems their people face.
What is the Palestinian's struggle about?
Palestinians do not have a country to call their own. Most of the land they come from, which they call Palestine, was given to Israel in 1948.
The rest of the land, known as the West Bank and Gaza Strip, was captured by Israel in a war in 1967.