The Israeli government called Yasser Arafat a "complete obstacle" to peace, and in a majority vote, agreed the Palestinian leader should be expelled, though the cabinet made no immediate plans to do so.
Palestinian Authority leader Yasser Arafat approved a compromise version of his new prime minister's cabinet Wednesday, paving the way for implementation of an internationally-backed "road map" for peace with Israel.
Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat emerged from his embattled West Bank compound Thursday after being held there under Israeli siege for more than a month.
U.S. envoy Anthony Zinni met with Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat on Friday as Israel continued its military incursion in the West Bank, reportedly killing two leading militants, despite calls from President Bush to withdraw.
At least 13 Palestinians and one Israeli soldier died today during fighting throughout the Palestinian territories.
By PBS NewsHour
Israeli troops exchanged gunfire with Arafat's security guards in the Ramallah complex, wounding 25 of the leader's bodyguards. Five Palestinians and one Israeli soldier were killed in the fighting, according to hospital officials.
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