Yasser Arafat’s Condition Getting Worse

Palestinian officials are transfering some of the powers that had been held by Yasser Arafat. They're working on preventing unrest among Palestinians , as the 75-year-old leader fights for his life. A senior official says arafat is in a coma. French doctors denied reports that Arafat had died.

A few Palestinian natives living right here in Lincoln. describe the situation surrounding Arafat as extremely tragic.  They say he's pushed for peace in Israel.  They're just hopeful Arafat's successor has a peaceful agenda. They also say  they hopes during President Bush's second term he will put more emphasis on establishing peace between Israel and Palestine.