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Fatah leaders accused Hamas militants of looting the Gaza City home of Yasser Arafat. Among the items taken in last Friday’s raid was the Nobel Peace Prize awarded to the late Palestinian leader in 1994, the Jerusalem Post reported. Ahmed Abdel, a Fatah spokesman, said that after Hamas supporters blew up the entrance to Arafat s house, which has been vacant since 2001, they stormed in to steal many documents and personal belongings such as his military outfits and pictures with his daughter. "Most of the looters were just ordinary citizens," eyewitnesses told the Post. "They stole almost everything, including furniture, tiles, water pipes, closets and beds." Rahman said the raid occurred despite Hamas promises to prevent such an operation. "The Palestinian people will never forgive the Hamas gangs for looting the home of the Palestinian people’s great leader Yasser Arafat," he said. "This crime will remain a stain of disgrace on the forehead of Hamas and its despicable gangs."

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