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Question of the Week: "What are your views on the impact of the death of Palestinian leader Yasir Arafat?"
"I hope that it does not destabilize everything over there. It's pretty sensitive over there anyway, and with 20,000 people showing up when his casket arrives, that is pretty scary. I can only hope for more stability."
Ken Carson, Herrontown Road
"I hope that both sides will reach out to moderates in every party and every country it is the only chance for peace. I think that many chances for peace have been wasted in the pasts, and I hope that this brings a new opportunity."
Helene Van Rossum, Prospect Avenue
"I don't think that there will be much of an impact, because there are others willing to assume leadership of the Palestinians. I think that it is just a changing of the guard."
Bill Middlebrook, Cherry Hill Road
"It's unknowable because the generation in Palestine right now who are of the age where they make political decisions and alliances will not know a world without Arafat. So it is unknowable."
Liz Chang, Murray Place
"It's an opportunity for peace, and I am concerned that it could go the other way."
Herb Foster, Ewing Street