Palestinians, Diplomats Rally Around Arafat

Thousands of Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza Strip pour into the streets to express support for Yasser Arafat after the Israeli security council decides in principle to remove the Palestinian leader. The United States, United Nations, European Union and Russia call the Israeli decision a political mistake. Hear NPR's Julie McCarthy.

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