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November 9, 2004
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The Palestinian Authority prime minister and PLO deputy chief went to visit the ailing Yasser Arafat. The visit by Ahmed Qurei and Mahmoud Abbas, who took over Arafat’s powers after he was admitted to a French hospital on Oct. 29, had planned to fly to Paris first thing Monday for what political sources said would be a discussion on whether the comatose Palestinian leader should be taken off life-support. But they postponed the trip for several hours after Arafat’s wife accused them of seeking to kill off Arafat and take over the Palestinian government.

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