Arafat's memory lives on through Ramallah lookalike

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Eight years after the death of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, his memory lives on through a 59-year-old fruit and vegetable vendor in the West Bank city of Ramallah. Dressed in a green military outfit and chequered black and white headscarf, Salem Smeirat draws in crowds as he salutes passers-by. Father of six from the city of Yatta south of Hebron, Salem has worked as an Arafat lookalike at weddings and parties since 2004. Duration: 01:31