The Armenian Revolutionary Federation (ARF) conveyed its condolences to the Palestinian Fatah Movement on the death of one of its founders Yasser Arafat–who until his death–was the head of the Palestinian Authority. In its letter–the ARF Bureau expresses profound sympathy to the Palestinian people and leadership–and hopes that they achieve victory by building an independent Palestinian state.
Palestinians closed a chapter of their history on Friday by burying Yasser Arafat–their leader for three and a half decades.
Arafat’s Friday burial took place at Arafat’s headquarters in the West Bank city of Ramallah–where Israel had kept him under siege for nearly three years. It came just hours after an orderly funeral ceremony in Cairo.
Headed by National Assembly Speaker Arthur Baghdasarian–an Armenian delegation joined other foreign dignitaries in Cairo for the military funeral.