The Palestinian National Authority intends to collect the personal belongings and possessions of the late Palestinian president, Yasser Arafat, for a museum for his memory, Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas said Sunday.
Abbas issued a decree assigning a special committee to gather the personal belongings of Arafat and objects he used in his daily life, prior to his death in November, 11, 2004. in the Persi military hospital in Paris. Ã‚Â Ã‚Â
Also, Abbas’ decree states that relevant artifact would be displayed in a special museum dedicated to the Arafat, the man and leader who led the Palestinian Liberation Organization for more than 30 years.
The Palestinian News Agency, WAFA, reported that the collections committee was formed and will be headed by Tayyeb Abdul-Rahim, one of the senior P.A officials.
Palestinian Foreign Minister, Nasser al-Kidwa, a nephew of Arafat, and Ramzi Khoury, who was Arafat’s personal secretary were named by Abbas’ decree as members of the committee.
All of the committee members were among the closest confidential of Yasser Arafat.