Palestinians in Yemen support Arafat [Archives:2003/668/Local News]

September 15 2003

Sana’a, Sept, 13—Organized by the Palestine Embassy, a sit-in representing the Palestinian community in Sana’a was staged here today in a protest against the Israeli decision to send Palestinian President Yasser Arafat to exile. Many Yemenis from the public and private syndicates and societies also took part in the sit-in.
A speech was delivered by Palestinian Charge d’ Affairs focusing on conspiracies set up by the Israeli government Prime Minister Arial Sharon against the Chairman of the Palestinian Authority.
In his speech, he demanded the European community and the United Nations to pressurize Israel to stop it from taking such a serious decision that could have long-term repercussions in the future.