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The views of him are somewhat divided. Some people see him as a hero, who fought for the cause of the Palestinian people. Others see him as a terrorist, who promoted the use of violence to reach his goals. Still other think he was a charismatic leader, but he made too many concessions to the Israeli government.
Yasser died in Paris. The next day he was buried at his compound in due to a hasty funeral in Ramallah on November 12, he was reburied on November 13, around 3:30 am. He was buried in a special casket, with the hope of being reburied in Jerusalem one day when Palestine becomes free and independent with Jerusalem as its capital.
- Yasser Arafat or Yassir Arafat (Arabic: ياسر عرفات); born Mohammed Abdel-Raouf Arafat al-Qudwa al-Husseini (محمد عبد الرؤوف القدوة الحسيني) and also known by the kunya Abu `Ammar (أبو عمّار)
- NobelPrize.org, "Yasser Arafat"; retrieved 2012-9-19.
- Life in Palestine after Arafat, Situation worse, not what Bush and Sharon planned
- Death of Arafat, burial and reburial November 13 2004