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Arafat's Compound Under Attack

Aired March 29, 2002 - 07:31   ET

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DARYN KAGAN, CNN ANCHOR: And we do have breaking news out of Ramallah. Reuters reporting and quoting a Palestinian official that Israelis are now firing on the private offices of Yasser Arafat. This video, of a difference scene. This attack -- this alleged attack on Yasser Arafat's private offices coming in light of the latest attack.

This time a female suicide bomber being blamed for an attack in a Jerusalem supermarket. Now let's look at those pictures. This latest attack wounded at least 17 people. Israeli radio says that a guard was killed along with the attacker.

Meanwhile, Israel is reacting to a previous suicide attack. Prime Minister Ariel Sharon declared Yasser Arafat an enemy of Israel. And Israeli troops have his office under siege. Once again, Reuters if reporting that they're actually firing on his private offices. Arafat and Sharon talked tough earlier today.

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YASSER ARAFAT, LEADER PALESTINIAN AUTHORITY (through translator): No one in the Palestinian and Arab nation will surrender or bow to them. To Palestine, millions of martyrs will flow. To Palestine, millions of martyrs will flow.

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ARIEL SHARON, ISRAELI PRIME MINISTER: We regard Chairman Arafat as an enemy, because he decided about strategy of terror and formed a coalition of terror. And, therefore, is going to be isolated.

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KAGAN: And, once again, those reports out of Ramallah, that Yasser Arafat's office now under attack -- that, from Reuters.

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