Arafat celebrates Christmas in his office in Ramallah on Dec. 24, 2001. He could not go to the Christmas Celebration in Bethlehem since 2001 due to the Israeli siege. (File Photo)
Arafat makes a gesture of "victory" to the crowd before delivering a speech in the meeting in Ramallah on Sept. 9, 2002. (File Photo)
Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat is greeting his supporters at his headquarters in the West Bank city of Ramallah on Sept.16, 2004. (File Photo)
Yasser Arafat reads documents in his Ramallah headquarters on Aug. 24, 2002. (File Photo)
French Defense Ministry declared Thursday Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat is still alive,but said that "his clinical situation has become more complex".
Yasser Arafat attended the Middle East Crisis Summit in Washington in 1996. From left to right are Yasser Arafat, Jordanian King Abdullah II Bin Hussein, the then US president Bill Clinton and then Isreali Prime Minister Netanyahu.