Yousra Abdel Raouf Al Kidwah, a sister of Palestinian President Yasser Arafat, died in the Egyptian capital of Cairo Wednesday at the age of 77, Palestinian officials reported.
Al Kidwah died at Cairo's Palestine Hospital, where she
had been treated for various illnesses for a month. The
exact cause of death was not immediately known.
Mohammed Sobeih, the Palestinian envoy to the Arab League,
said her body would be sent later Wednesday to Gaza for
burial, according to SPA news agency.
Al Kidwah's husband, Jarir Al Kidwah, serves as an adviser to Arafat and her son, Nassir is the Palestinian representative to the United Nations.
Meanwhile, in a statement issued by his office, Arafat said his sister had "a life full of long years serving her
Arafat's statement said the funeral would be held on Thursday in Khan Younis and Arafat would receive condolences in his West Bank headquarters Thursday and Friday. (Albawaba.com)
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