"NOTE" small digital files ! On Nov. 11 2004, Yassir Arafat died at a french military hospital. The day after, world leaders honored him at a ceromony in Cairo and afterwards his casket was brought by helicopter to his compound in Ramallah âEUR" The compound in which Israel confined him for years. Amid houndreds of thousands of chaotic and highly emotional mourners Yasser Arafat was buried. He died at the age of 75. Mourners at the wall surrounding the Arafat compound.