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Doctors Say Arafat's Condition Unchanged

6 November 2004 -- Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat remains in critical condition in a Paris military hospital.

A spokesman for the hospital said today that the Palestinian leader's medical condition has not changed since yesterday. He also said he did not plan to make any further statements about Arafat's health today.

There had been conflicting reports about Arafat's health during the past two days. Some Palestinian officials have said the 75-year-old leader is in a coma. Others have denied reports he is clinically dead.

French doctors have still not said what they consider to be wrong with Arafat.

Meanwhile, Palestinian officials have refused to discuss openly funeral arrangements should Arafat die. Arafat himself has said he wants to be buried in East Jerusalem. Israeli officials have ruled that out.