to recieve medical care.
Now we have to wait and see what will happen in his absence.
If he lingers on for a ling time, chances are no major changes are to come, since it seems unlikely that any of his would be successors will dare make a move while he is alive.
When he dies - it might go either way. A new leadership unhindered by Mr. Arafat can take over and lead towards negotiations. Everybody involved: The Palestinians, Israel, USA and Europe will no longer have a scapegoat to blame for not being able to progress towards a solution, and maybe, just maybe things will inprove here at last.
On the other hand, all hell mught break loose in the PA. The old leaders - Abu Ala, Abu Mazen and the rest will face off against the younger leaders - Dachlan, Rajub, and both (who share the view that the Intifada has stopped serving the needs of the Palestinian nation, and that negotiations are a better way then terror) will have to deal with the leaders of groups like Hamas, Al Aktsa etc’ who wish to continue with terror attacks (or armed resistance if you prefer that term).
Either way it should be interesting here, so stay tuned :)