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November 4 ,2003 11:48 a.m.

Bush reacts to report of Palestinian leader's death

Bush reacts to report of Palestinian leader's death

WHITE HOUSE (AP) _ It turns out the report may have been premature -- but President Bush has reacted today to rumors of Yasser Arafat's death.

When a reporter told him during a news conference that Arafat had apparently died, Bush responded, "God bless his soul."

French doctors are now denying the reports -- and they say Arafat is still alive. But he's reported to be in a coma.

Bush said the U-S "will continue to work for a free Palestinian state that's at peace with Israel."

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