Palestinians mark 13th anniversary of Arafat’s death across West Bank

Hundreds of Palestinians held rallies on Thursday in the occupied West Bank to commemorate the 13th anniversary of the death late Palestinian President Yasser Arafat. Thousands of Palestinians joined a rally in the central West Bank city of Ramallah, organized by the Fatah movement and other Palestinian factions, carrying portraits of Arafat, waving Palestinian flags and chanting slogans celebrating the iconic figure. Meanwhile in the southern West Bank city of Hebron, Israeli forces suppressed demonstrations by students.

A large number of troops reportedly surrounded a number of schools in Hebron, preventing students from exiting to participate in demonstrations and firing tear gas canisters at students and homes.
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