Saturday, November 10, 2007

TEMPLE MOUNT WATCH -- only not. Yasser Arafat's tomb is getting a more permanent-sounding renovation in Ramallah:
The new tomb features a hall, a mosque with marble flooring, and a small pool network and landscaped garden.

Arafat had wanted to be buried in the Muslim cemetery next to the Al-Aksa Mosque on Jerusalem's Temple Mount but Israel, shunning the Palestinian leader for orchestrating an eruption of violence in 2000, denied permission.
The third anniversary of his death is tomorrow.

Background here, here, here, here, here and here.