Yasser Arafat's official Web site posted pictures on Monday that it said showed the late Palestinian leader's modest bedroom, offering a glimpse into the way he lived under Israeli siege during the final two years of his life.
The spartan room included a single bed, a lamp and a narrow closet containing Arafat's iconic wardrobe: five military-style suits and four checkered black-and-white Palestinian scarfs.
Arafat lived under siege for two years at his West Bank compound, after Israel accused him of being behind a wave of suicide bombings. He died in a French hospital in November 2004. Arafat is buried in the same compound and the bedroom will be incorporated into a museum documenting his life.
The bedroom contained no windows and could only be accessed through a guard's room, precautions against possible assassination. The sparse guards' room had three bunk beds for his protectors with helmets strewn on the beds alongside gas masks.
Image: This undated image made available on Yasser Arafat's official Web site on Monday, March 30, 2009 shows part of the late Palestinian leader's modest bunker, offering a glimpse into the way he lived under Israeli siege during the final two years of his life.
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