Yasser Arafat museum to open in his old West Bank headquarters

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Visitors to complex in Ramallah will be able to view former Palestinian leader’s modest living quarters and belongings

Twelve years after Yasser Arafat’s death, a museum of the life of the Palestinian leader opens this week in the West Bank complex where he spent his last years under Israeli siege.

Costing $7m (£5.6m) to construct, and years in the making, the Yasser Arafat Museum traces a life indelibly associated with the Palestinian experience and includes the preserved suite of modest rooms he inhabited in the muqata, his Ramallah headquarters.

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