Yasser Arafat was the founder of the Fatah movement that was part of the Palestine Liberation Organization, which he chaired for 35 years.
Arafat died on Nov. 11, 2004, in Paris of unknown causes, but many Palestinians accuse Israel of having poisoned the leader, who had been under siege by Israeli forces in his West Bank compound located in Ramallah since 2002.
The radioactive material polonium was found on his body by a team of Swiss forensic experts, a substance which is extremely toxic.
Arafat was the first president of the Palestinian National Authority and famously said, “I come bearing an olive branch in one hand, and the freedom fighter's gun in the other. Do not let the olive branch fall from my hand.”
Wearing yellow flags, Palestinians loyal to Fatah took to the streets of Occupied Palestine to honor their leader.