Ailing Arafat Heads to Paris for Treatment

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Arafat leaves Ramallah for treatment in Paris

Palestinian President Yasser Arafat leaves his compound in Ramallah for medical treatment in Paris. Reuters hide caption

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A French plane departs Amman, Jordan, carrying Palestinian President Yasser Arafat to Paris for urgent medical treatment. Since 2002, Israeli troops have effectively confined the Palestinian leader to his West Bank compound in Ramallah. Hear NPR's Julie McCarthy.

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