NOVEMBER 12, 2004 - Posted at 4:40 p.m. CST
CAIRO, EGYPT - The body of Palestinian leader Yassar Arafat has arrived in Egypt.
The flight from France arrived in about twelve hours before a scheduled Friday morning funeral in the Egyptian capital.
Arafat died early today at a hospital near Paris.
His death brought an outpouring of grief from Palestinians. It also prompted calls for new peace talks with Israel. And, it brought fears of a power struggle among Palestinians.
In an effort to allay those fears, Arafat's Palestine Liberation Organization has chosen former Palestinian Prime Minister Mahmoud Abbas as its new chief.