Fatah Vows Fierce Response
If Israel Harms Arafat
By Julie Vorman

RAMALLAH, West Bank (Reuters) - Palestinian President Yasser Arafat's Fatah movement on Saturday vowed an "unimaginable" response if Israel harms its besieged leader.
Fatah said in a statement it had ordered a "general mobilization" of its followers and warned that Palestinians would respond to any attempt to harm Arafat in a way that Israel's "government of killers" could not imagine.
"Given the severity of the situation which is aimed directly at President Arafat, Fatah asserts a new general call-up among its ranks and urges followers to stay on high alert," it said.
Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon on Friday called Arafat "an enemy" and sent tanks and armored vehicles to Ramallah, where they smashed their way into his compound for the first time since an 18-month-old Palestinian uprising began.
Israel says its operation is in retaliation for a series of suicide attacks by Palestinian militants.
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