A museum built on the grounds of the presidential headquarters in Ramallah, dedicated to the legacy of Yasser Arafat, has opened to the public, a day short of the 12-year anniversary of the Palestinian leader's death.
Speaking on Thursday in Ramallah, in the occupied West Bank, at a rally commemorating Arafat, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said: "2017 is going to be the year to end the occupation, and even though Arafat is gone in body, he still lives among us in spirit."
He said while the belongings in Ramallah were easy to find, most of Arafat's items in the Gaza Strip were lost after the Palestinian group Hamas took over the territory in 2007. Kidwa said Arafat's Nobel Peace Prize medal, which he won after signing the interim agreement with Israel in 1993, was found in a market in Gaza.
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