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    Palestinians mark Arafat's death - 11 Nov 09

    Al Jazeera English

    by Al Jazeera English

    Palestinians are marking five years since the death of former president Yasser Arafat.

    Hundreds of people attended a vigil on Tuesday in the main square of the West Bank city of Ramallah, where Arafat is buried.

    But such commemorations were banned in Hamas-controlled Gaza - where some activists from Arafat's Fatah party were arrested for holding rallies.

    Nour Odeh reports on Arafat's enduring influence among Palestinians.