BBC - crying for Arafat
Barbara Plett BBC correspondent, West Bank reports on Arafat's leaving - she can't quite explain why so few came to see him off but makes up for it herself...
BBC NEWS | Programmes | From Our Own Correspondent | Yasser Arafat's unrelenting journey
Yet when the helicopter carrying the frail old man rose above his ruined compound, I started to cry...
I remember how Palestinians admired his refusal to flee under fire. They told me: "Our leader is sharing our pain, we are all under the same siege."
And so was I.
That is the authentic voice of the BBC. Unbelievable isn't it?
Hat tip to Harry's Place: Tears for Arafat