Yasser Arafat will be transferred to a hospital in Paris, the French president’s office announced. No details have been given on when the Palestinian Authority president is to arrive or where he is to receive treatment. In a message to Arafat earlier Thursday, French Foreign Minister Michel Barnier assured him that “France would always be at your side.”
An Israeli soldier was killed when Palestinians fired mortars at a Gaza Strip settlement. Another six troops were wounded in Thursday’s salvo against the Morag settlement. Hamas claimed responsibility.
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