Arafat Embarks on Regional Tour to Promote Extraordinary Arab Summit
Palestinian President Yasser Arafat arrived Monday in Tunisia on the first leg of a Middle East tour aimed at pushing for an extraordinary Arab summit, said reports.
Arafat’s tour includes north African Arab countries, Egypt and Jordan, reported the official Kuwaiti news agency, KUNA.
KUNA quoted Arafat’s aide, Nabil Abu Rudeineh, as saying that the tour was to push for an extraordinary Arab summit to face the escalation of Israeli violence against the Palestinians.
Palestinian sources expected Arafat to seek holding a mini-summit that would be more swift and efficient, should a major Arab summit prove impossible – Albawaba.com