2004 News Story

Saudi leaders send condolences on death of Palestinian President

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Fahd bin Abdulaziz sent a cable of condolences today from Makkah to members of the Palestinian leadership, expressing deep sorrow at the death of President Yassir Arafat, who passed away earlier today in Paris; and extending sympathy to his family and to the Palestinian people. Similar cables were sent by Deputy Prime Minister Crown Prince Abdullah bin Abdulaziz and by Second Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Defense and Aviation, and Inspector-General Prince Sultan bin Abdulaziz.